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    Waigani (5 Mile) National Capital District (NCD) Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Lat 9° 25' 60S Long 147° 10' 0E  Waigani is an area of Port Moresby to the northwest of Gordon. Also known as "5 Mile". Includes 5-Mile Wards Drome. Today, includes PNG Parliament and government.

5 Mile Drome (Wards Drome)
Built during 1942 developed into a major Allied airfield for bombers, transport aircraft

Port Moresby Golf Club
Golf Course behind the parliament building, built over top an American dispersal and camp area between 5 Mile Drone (Wards Drome) and 7 Mile Drone (Jackson). Several of the greens were made inside wartime revetments.  A larger water hazard on at the edge of the course contains the wreckage of a RAAF P-40 that crashed into it during the war.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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