Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
    Taupota (Taupota) Milne Bay Province PNG

Location
Lat 10° 13' 0S Long 150° 25' 60E  Taupota is located on the northern coast of the east cape, due north of Milne Bay. Wartime spelling "Taupota".

Wartime History
During late September 1942, the Japanese planned to land a group of 290 Army and 60 Sasebo 5th Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) troops at this location, that would walk overland to Milne Bay. Instead, their barges were attacked by RAAF 75 Squadron P-40 Kittyhawks and stranded on Goodenough Island.

D3A1 Val Manufacture Number ?
Pilot Shibuya observer Koyamada (POW) crashed August 27, 1942

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

Map
Map
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Google Plus Instagram