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    Western Province (Fly)  Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Western Province (WP) is located on the southern coast of New Guinea and borders Irian Jaya (Indonesia) to the west.  Also known as "Fly River Province" for the Fly River.

Wartime History
Although no fighting occurred in this area, it was part of the ferry route for Allied aircraft from Australia to New Guinea. Also, aircraft crashed in the area returning from combat missions or due to bad weather or other accidents.

Kiunga

  located near the border with West Papua / Indonesia

Arufi

  inland village
  located at the mouth of the Fly River
  inland village
  inland village with postwar airfield
  Located off the southern coast of New Guinea bordering the Gulf of Papua

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Last Updated
May 30, 2018

 

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