A lot of history there. In WW2 the Japs were based in Lae. Marched to Wau (over the hills in the distance) and the Aussie had a small group based at Wau.
Japanese saw it as a strategic place to base prior to taking Port Moresby.
I can't recall the exact numbers but it was something like 5000 japansese with 500 aussie on the Wau strip.
The aussies could se them marching down the Kuni grass hills.
The weather cleared just in time for the DC3s to get over the hills from POM to land at Wau to get extra troops and aid to the aussies.
Hectic fighting occurred and Aussies managed to push them back.
Next to Wau is a old bomber that could quite climb the valley after being shot up to get back to pom. They plopped it into a side of a hill.
I will dig out photos of that.
I miss PNG flying.
Went to the range today for a play and found someone had left 60 once fired (new empty Remington packets were there too) 7mm08 cases in the brass bin.
I took them home and have had a very satisfying time necking them up to 30 cal.
Life is short and full of stuff..
Dairy farmers will be happy with todays news.
Rule 4. Identify your target beyond all doubt.
Poor little fella went into hospital last night with a UTI
Hope he is out tomorrow so wife can go to Adele concert