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    Vanimo West Sepik Province (Sandaun Province) Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 2° 40' 27S Long 141° 18' 10E  Vanimo is located on a peninsula on the north coast of New Guinea in the Vanimo-Green River District in West Sepik Province (Sandaun Province) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Vanimo is the capital of the Vanimo-Green River District and provincial capital of West Sepik Province (Sandaun Province).

Borders Vanimo Harbor to the north. Connected by the east-west road to Aitape in the east and to the west the international border crossing between Papua New Guinea and Indonesia that connects to Papua Province (Irian Jaya, Dutch New Guinea) and Hollandia (Jayapura)

Wartime History
This area had a very minor role during the war. Japanese shipping and barge traffic used Vanimo Harbor. Bypassed by the April 22, 1944 US Army landings at Hollandia (Jayapura) to the west and Aitape to the east.

American missions against Vanimo
February 1 - April 14, 1944

Today
Vanimo is the capital of West Sepik Province.

Japanese Landing Barge
To the west of the town is a rusted Japanese landing barge.

Vanimo Airfield
Built postwar

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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