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    Waga Waga Milne Bay Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Waga Waga is located on the southern side of Milne Bay. Borders Discovery Bay, roughly 11km from Alotau.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by Australian Army troops. After the Japanese landing at Milne Bay, a barge washed ashore at this location with a cargo of A6M2 Zero drop tanks aboard, and was recovered by Australian forces.

Muscoota (Buckingham)
Scuttled during the war

References
AWM "Damaged Zero Belly tanks captured at Waga Waga" ART23491
AWM "Beached Jap invasion barges, Waga Waga, site of original Jap landing" ART21313

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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