Lat 7° 56' 43S Long 145° 25' 46E Vailala is located on the southern coast of New Guinea bordering the Gulf of Papua. Further to the east is Kerema. Prewar and during World War II located in the Territory of Papua. Today located in Kerema District of Gulf
Province in Papua
New Guinea (PNG). Today includes the villages of Vailala, Vailala East, Vailala West, Vailala Hiloi and Vailala Kukipi.
B-26 Marauder Serial Number 40-1417
Pilot Hayes force landed April 8, 1942, wreckage salvaged
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October 23, 2019