Lat 9° 16' 60S Long 150° 19' 60E Vivigani is located on the northeast corner of Goodenough Island.
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.
Prewar airfield used during the war by the USAAF and RAAF.
Crashed east of Vivigani
DAP Beaufort Serial
Pilot Potts, crashed March 5, 1944
Bristol Beaufighter Serial
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
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
October 23, 2019