Terapo is located roughly 200 miles northwest of Port
Moresby, about ten miles from the Gulf of Papua and the Lakekamu River.
Built by the Allies as an emergency airfield
C-47 Dakota Serial
Number 42-23700 Number 233
Pilot Walker crashed August 10, 1943
P-39Q Airacobra Serial Number 42-19987
Pilot Pitonyak crashed October 28, 1943 one of three aircraft lost to weather near Terapo
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January 11, 2018