Target Hill was the nickname of a feature in the Markam Valley west of Nadzab Airfield. Located to the north of the Highlands Highway.
During late 1943 or 1944, the U. S. Army bulldozed the top of this hilltop for use as a bombing target.
Richard Leahy adds:
"Target Hill is about 100 or 150 meters north of the main Highlands Highway, about 500 meters west from the bridge over the Maralumi Creek. It Pyramid Hill is about two or three NM south. Target Hill was bulldozed up to provide a target for aircraft doing bombing training with dummy bombs. It is still there today and is obvious from the Highway and from the air. There was a P-51D Mustang crash site a few meters to the north of Target Hill It was standing on one wheel and had been burnt out. I have at least one photograph of this aircraft and will pass it onto you as soon as I locate it. It is a shit photograph but better than nothing."
Thanks to Richard Leahy for additional information
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August 25, 2018