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    Tsili-Tsili (Tsile-Tsile, Fabua, Gomorok) Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 6° 50' 60S Long 146° 20' 53E  Tsili-Tsili is located roughly forty miles from Lae with Marilinan to the southeast. Tsili-Tsili is pronounced "Silly-Silly". Also spelled "Tsili Tsili" (without hyphen), "Tsile-Tsile" or "Tsile Tsile" (without hyphen). The Japanese called this area "Fabua". Today, also known as "Gomorok".

Wartime History
Occupied by US Army forces during the middle of 1943 and developed into a forward airfield.

Japanese missions against Tsili Tsili
August 15 - September 13, 1943

Tsili Tsili Airfield
Built by US Army, used by fighters and transports in middle 1943, abandoned today

Marilinan Airfield
Prewar airfield located to the south-east of Marilinan.

C-47 "Liliane" Serial Number 41-18682
Pilot Burley shot down August 15, 1943

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Last Updated
June 1, 2017

 

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