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    Tadji West Sepik Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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312th BG c1944

Tadji is located on the north coast of New Guinea. To the west is Aitape. To the east is the Driniumor River. Nearby villages included Korako, Wapil, Nor and Lemieng. Tadji means "our land" in the local language.

Prewar History
A Catholic mission was built at Tadji on the coast.

Wartime History
During early 1943, occupied by the Japanese Army who built an airfield at this location.

American missions against Tadji
August 17, 1943 - April 21, 1944

On April 26, 1944 the US Army occupied the Tadji area and developed into a major Allied airfield used by American and Australian aircraft.

Tadji Airfield
Built by the Japanese, occupied by Allies and used as an airfield until the end of the war.

P-40N Kittyhawk A29-527
Pilot Harrison midair collison with P-40N Kittyhawk A29-1210 | A29-1462 crash landed November 15, 1945 into a swamp northeast of Tadji Airfield

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May 22, 2017


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