Hi Dave, my real name is Paul and i live in Germany. From 1986 to 1994 I lived with my family in Manus PNG as a Missionary from Liebenzell Mission, working inside ECOM (Evangelical Church of Manus). That is, why I have no memories of WW2. Maybe someone else has, however, time is running and people in Manus living during WW2 might have passed away already. All the best to you, Greetings from Paul
hi bolokes sorry for delay not very good on computers interesting story but my dad was stationed on manus 42 to45? flying defiants as rear gunner on night recon i think he was under the command of the americans
Hi guys. I'm 77 years old and I began reminiscing today about my US Air Force days and had thoughts of Momote. I flew a US Air Force C-124 cargo plane from Hawaii to Momote in 1956. The USAF had a weather recon aircraft, a WRB-50, that made an emergency landing on the Momote airstrip and did not know at the time that a pot hole was in the middle of the runway. The nose gear of the WRB-50 fell into the pot hole upon landing and was sheared off. The airplane slid on its nose down to the end of the runway and wiped out four propellers. We flew a crew in with parts and equipment and they repaired the WRB-50. We were there for 3 days and we had a great time. A Catholic Priest from New Caledonia was visiting Momote at the time and we had a good visit. The Aussie Air Force Commander that was on station at Momote was a wonderful host. He took us fishing for tuna on his offshore fishing boat and we hooked one, but while reeling it in, a shark took most of it before we could land it. Also learned that Australian beer had 12% alcohol while US beer has 6%. Learned that lesson a little too late, but I was only 23 years old at the time. I will always remember Momote. I grew up in West Texas, USA.
Yes, Jerusalem is always worth to visit...
Thanx I'm fine, busy working, once in a while travelling...
Hi Michel, Sorry for not answering earlier, I was out of the country for three weeks... I think there is no problem to contact local people on Manus Island. I know, that missionaries from Liebenzell Mission Germany are working there, who, I believe, could assist you. Maybe, you try simon-herrmann[at]gmx.net. I know him personally. He might be able to give you further advice. Greetings and best wishes, Paul-Gerhardt
I used to live there in the 90's. My apartment is on the far right of the picture, about in the middle. I miss the place. Will certainly go back
Hello Peter, sorry for not getting back to you in time. Sure I can send pic to your email.
I did my BSc at this university. You doing there to study or teach?
Hi! I was really touched! It is really great of me having the opportunity to see the photo of Loniu Bridge by my own people.I am now in Indonesia.I am from Lundret village.
GOD IS GOOD...GOD BLESS YOU ALL
GOD BLESSED ALL THE MISSIONARIES TO MANUS ISLAND/ADMIRALTY ISLAND.
Peter Pomarkas Ponaloh Pokanis
thanks for the comment :)
I love traveling and photography.