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    Vivigani Goodenough Island | Milne Bay Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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Charles Page 2004

Lat 9° 16' 60S Long 150° 19' 60E  Vivigani is located on the northeast corner of Goodenough Island.

Wartime History
After the Australian landing on the southern side of Goodenough Island, the 2/12th Battalion reached Vivigani on October 27, 1942, with a US Army airfield engineer who surveyed Vivigani Airfield for use as a military airfield. The 2/12th Battalion departed aboard destroyers at the end of December 1942 bound for Buna.

Vivigani Airfield
Prewar airfield used during the war by the USAAF and RAAF.

DAP Beaufort
Crashed east of Vivigani

DAP Beaufort Serial Number A9-480
Pilot Potts, crashed March 5, 1944

Bristol Beaufighter Serial Number A19-74
Pilot Cosgrove crashed August 11, 1943 2km offshore, wreckage located during the war

The Rest of the Story by Richard Dunn
Thanks to Phil Bradley for additional information

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July 12, 2017


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