Exploring World War II Relics

During World War II (WWII) Papua New Guinea was exposed to intense fighting, including battles on land, sea and air that continued throughout the entire war. Today, PNG is an alluring destination for travellers wanting an authentic experience like no other. A wonderland for history buffs, war relics are littered throughout the country, many just as they once were, some restored and others that are being preserved in Museums.
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It is the Kokoda Trail which Papua New Guinea (PNG) is most famous for. It was along this trail in World War II where Australians fought alongside their Papuan allies against an invading Japanese force.

During World War II (WWII) Papua New Guinea was exposed to intense fighting, including battles on land, sea and air that continued throughout the entire war.

A plane wreck in New Britain Province, PNG  http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

A plane wreck in New Britain Province, PNG http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

Papua New Guinea saw a lot of action during World War II, and the relics of these battles can still be found in the jungle today.  http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

Papua New Guinea saw a lot of action during World War II, and the relics of these battles can still be found in the jungle today. http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

A destroyed Mitsubishi Ki-21 “Sally” bomber at Lakunai Airfield, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea.  http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

A destroyed Mitsubishi Ki-21 “Sally” bomber at Lakunai Airfield, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea. http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

Kokomo War Museum contains a large collection of relics and parts of airplanes shot down in the Rabaul region during the Second World War.  http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

Kokomo War Museum contains a large collection of relics and parts of airplanes shot down in the Rabaul region during the Second World War. http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

Mitsubishi Zero - Papua New Guinea  http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

A Japanese Mitsubishi Zero fighter plane on the sea bottom off Papua New Guinea (August photographed by Steve Jones

PNG Locals visiting a WWII war relic in the jungle.   http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

PNG Locals visiting a WWII war relic in the jungle. http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

Six tonnes of unexploded munitions cleared from a World War II Bougainville PNG battle site   http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

An Australian Army soldier examines World War II munitions uncovered by his Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during Operation RENDER SAFE

Lost WWII allied aircraft in Papua New Guinea  http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/

Lost WWII allied aircraft in Papua New Guinea http://www.pagahillestate.com/exploring-world-war-ii-relics/


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