The Battle of Slater's Knoll (28 March – 6 April 1945) was a battle during the Second World War fought between Australian and Japanese forces on Bougainville Island. Part of the Bougainville campaign, the battle occurred as a force of about 3,300 Ja…
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332 Articles of interest in Papua New Guinea
Tabubil Airport (IATA: TBG, ICAO: AYTB) is an international airport in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea (IATA: TBG, ICAO: AYTB).
The Star Mountains (Dutch (colonial): Sterrengebergte; Indonesian Pegunungan Bintang) are a mountain range in western Papua New Guinea, stretching from the border with Indonesia, at about (5°S141°E) to the Hindenburg Range.
Simberi Island is a volcanic island in the Tabar Group, in Papua New Guinea's New Ireland Province.
Mussau Island is the largest island of St. Matthias Islands, Papua New Guinea, at (1°25′01″S149°37′59″E).
Momote Airport (IATA: MAS, ICAO: AYMO) is an airport on Los Negros Island in the Admiralty Islands, Papua New Guinea.
The Vitu Islands /ˈviːtuː/ are a volcanic group with an area of 37 sq mi (96 km²) located in the Bismarck Sea off of New Britain, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. They are not technically part of the Bismarck Archipelago. Administratively they are…
Rossel Island (named after de Rossel, a senior officer on the French expedition of d'Entrecasteaux, 1791-1793; also known as Yela) is the easternmost island of the Louisiade Archipelago, which itself is part of the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Gu…
Panguna is a town and a (now decommissioned) copper mine on Bougainville Island, Papua New Guinea.
Mount Victoria is the highest point in the Owen Stanley Ranges in Central Province, Papua New Guinea at 4,038 metres (13,248 ft).
Misima (formerly called St. Aignan) is a volcanic island in the northwest of Louisiade Archipelago within Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. The island measures 40 km by 10 km and has an area of 202,5 km². It is located some 20 km north of the …
Lloyd Robson Oval is a sporting ground in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. It hosted 3 games for the 1989–1992 Rugby League World Cup.
Lake Murray is the largest lake in Papua New Guinea. It is located in the Middle Fly District, Western Province at (7°S 141.5°E), which covers approximately 647 km² and in the wet season increases to five times the size. It has a highly convoluted s…
The Lae War Cemetery, established in 1944, is located adjacent to the Botanical Gardens in the centre of the city of Lae, the capital of Morobe Province, in Papua New Guinea.
The Kamikawa Maru-class cargo ship (神川丸型貨物船, Kamikawa Maru-gata Kamotsusen) was a type of cargo ship of Japan, serving during the 1930s and World War II.
Gurney Airport (IATA: GUR, ICAO: AYGN) is an airport serving Alotau in the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea.
Daru Airport (IATA: DAU, ICAO: AYDU) is an airport serving Daru, the capital of the Western Province in Papua New Guinea.
Blup Blup Island is a small forested island of the northern coast of Papua New Guinea about 30km offshore from Cape Girgir and is considered part of the Schouten Islands. It is located at Latitude S 3°30'46" and Longitude E 144°35'16".
The Battle of the Hongorai River took place during the Second World War and involved Australian, New Zealand and Japanese forces. Part of the wider Bougainville Campaign of the Pacific theatre, the battle was fought in the southern sector of Bougain…
Bagana is an active volcano located in the centre of the island of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea, the largest island of the Solomon group.
USS Brownson (DD-518), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for Rear Admiral Willard H. Brownson (1846–1935).
Nadzab Village is in the Markham Valley, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on the Highlands Highway.
Mount Hagen Airport is an airport in Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea (IATA: HGU, ICAO: AYMH).
Lae Airfield is a former World War II airfield and later, civilian airport located at Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. The airport was closed in the 1980s, in favour of Lae Nadzab Airport, which was able to accommodate larger jet aircraft.
The Green Islands are a small group of islands in Papua New Guinea. They are located at (4°30′S154°10′E), about 200 km (124 mi) east of Rabaul on New Britain and about 200 km (124 mi) northwest of Bougainville.
Girua Airport (IATA: PNP, ICAO: AYGR) is an airport serving Popondetta, a city in the Oro (or Northern) province in Papua New Guinea.
Dampier Strait in Papua New Guinea separates Umboi Island and New Britain, linking the Bismarck Sea to the north with the Solomon Sea to the south, at (5.6°S 148.2°E).
Buka Airport (IATA: BUA, ICAO: AYBK) is an airport serving Buka Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (also known as North Solomons) in Papua New Guinea.
The Battle of Sattelberg took place between 17 and 25 November 1943, during the Huon Peninsula campaign of the Second World War. Involving forces from Australia, the United States and Japan, the fighting centred on the Sattelberg mission station whi…
Baluan Island is the southern most island of the Admiralty Islands group which make up the majority of Manus Province in Papua New Guinea. It belongs to the Pam Islands sub group. It is formed from an extinct volcano.
Yule Island is a small island in Central Province, Papua New Guinea.
Vitiaz Strait is a strait between New Britain and the Huon Peninsula, northern New Guinea.
USS S-39 (SS-144) was a United States Navy S-class submarine that saw combat in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
The Tanga Islands are an island group in Papua New Guinea, located northeast of New Ireland and part of the Bismarck Archipelago. The islands are the remnants of a stratovolcano which collapsed to form a caldera.
The St Matthias Islands (also known as the Mussau islands) are a small group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, that makes up part of Papua New Guinea.
Ritter Island is a small crescent-shaped volcanic island 100 kilometres northeast of New Guinea, situated between Umboi Island and Sakar Island.