Kainantu 7


This and the next photo are two photos of RAAF Hercules transports visiting Kainantu in 1963 - it was a Sunday and the day of the Goroka show. There were three Hercules in the loading bay- quite a squeeze. The third was actually reversed in as the second photo will show. The spectators on the strip and in the bay must have been quite a headache for the pilot and his assistants to ensure that it would be parked safely. I remember the day clearly. While the three Hercs were parked, a DC3 came overhead with Kainantu residents who had been to the Goroka Show that day. This aircraft landed and parked on the landing strip. It was quite a day, much to the delights of people like me who loved anything to do with aviation.

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