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The Air Museum of Papua New Guinea (Closed)
William "Bill" Chapman (founder)
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea

Private museum began in the late 1960's by Port Moresby resident, Bill Champan who owned two Chemist shops in Port Moresby. This organization collected WWII aviation relics in the area and displayed them. It was with this museum that Bruce Hoy began volunteering, who later became the first curators of the PNG Modern History Department's War Museum.

P-47D "Sweetwater Swatter" 42-8066
Salvaged from a swamp 1967-69, exported to MoTA 1972

After it disbanded in the late 1970's, and PNG became an independent country with its own museum, much of their collection went to the new PNG Museum Modern History department.

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