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    Tufi Oro Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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US Navy 1943

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Don Fetterly 1996

Location
9° 4' 60S  149° 19' 0E  Tufi is located at Cape Nelson bordering Tufi Harbor on the north coast of New Guinea, northwest of Milne Bay, and east of Oro Bay.

Wartime History
During the war, an Australia New Guinea Administrative Unit (ANGAU) station was established at Tufi. Later, the area was developed by the U. S. Navy into Tufi PT Boat Base.

Today
Tufi Resport is located at the former base area.

Tufi PT Boat Base
Established at the ANGAU Station at Tufi

PT-67
Sunk March 17, 1943 during refueling accident

PT-113
Grounded August 8, 1943 afterwards abandoned

PT-119
Sunk March 17, 1943 during refueling accident

Tufi Airfield
Built during the 1960s, not a wartime airfield

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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