55. 'Back to Wewak' Commemorations - 1970

1970 marked the 25th anniversary of the end of WW2 and ceremonies were held throughout PNG to commemorate the occasion. The Japanese surrender was signed at Cape Wom, just outside Wewak. Maprik High School students cleared the vegetation from the wreck of this DC3 at Hayfield, an airstrip originally set up by David Hay, Administrator-to-be of the Territory of P & NG, and still used today. Schoolkids came to Hayfield in droves to be present at the Maprik commemoration and couldn't resist clambering over the old plane.

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