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    Western Province (Fly)  Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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

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.


  located near the border with Papua Province in Indonesia


  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
October 28, 2019


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