5 Sep 1943

Australian New Guinea
  • Men of US 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment conducted an airborne operation at the village of Nadzab west of Lae, Australian Territory of New Guinea. They were supported on the ground by elements of Australian 2/4th Field Regiment. Douglas MacArthur personally observed the operation in a B-17 aircraft. Military engineers immediately began the preparations for the building of an airfield. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Nadzab Airfield | Nadzab | CPC]
6 Sep 1943

Australian New Guinea
  • The first transport aircraft landed at the Nadzab Airfield, Australian Territory of New Guinea. ww2dbase [Nadzab Airfield | Nadzab | CPC]
5 Oct 1943

Photo(s) dated 5 Oct 1943
No. 4 Squadron RAAF pilots posing in front of Boomerang aircraft
15 Dec 1943

Australian New Guinea

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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