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a.k.a.  Finschafen, Finschaven, Finschhafen

FINSCHAFEN, North East New Guinea
 

At the tip of the Huon Peninsula, the Japanese occupied the area, a Lutheran Mission, in March 1942 as part of the forward protection of their base at Lae.

After being retaken by Australian troops in October 1943, the area was built into Base "F," a major staging area for American forces.  It would be eclipsed by Base "G" - Hollandia.

 

 

 

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