August 11, 1943
Justin Taylan 2006
Hill to the north of Munda and Munda Airfield. Known as 'Bomb Hill' (Bakudan) by the Japanese due to the heavy air raids against it.
Occupied by the Japanese during the middle of November 1942. Positions and defenses were built on the hilltop. The hill became a battlefield during early August 1943. This high ground around including Kokengola Hill fell to the US Army on on August 5, 1943.
Immediately, Americans built a control tower for Munda Airfield atop this hill, completed by August 11, 1943. As the airfield was developed, other facilities were established on the hilltop.
Disused since the war, the hilltop is overgrown with bush and jungle.
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May 22, 2017