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A P-38 Lightning with the 80th Fighter Squadron, the “Headhunters,” at rest at Dobodura, New Guinea, Dec 1943 – Feb 1944. Note the improvised wheel chocks.

Caption   A P-38 Lightning with the 80th Fighter Squadron, the “Headhunters,” at rest at Dobodura, New Guinea, Dec 1943 – Feb 1944. Note the improvised wheel chocks. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army Air Forces via the Bobby Rocker Collection
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Photos at Same Place Dobodura, Australian Papua
Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 26 Jan 2013

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Visitor Submitted Comments

1. Jesse Hall says:
6 Jul 2015 09:24:18 AM

Good Afternoon ...
My father was stationed at "U. S. Navy Seaplane Base Navy 3505" or on other form called "S.R.B.#2" and on another form called "Seaplane Base, No TWO, Navy 3505" during portions of 1944 and 1945.
Does anyone know where this base or, if different, these bases were located and what squadrons operated from them?
Thanks in advance
Jesse Hall, Jr.
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
10 Jul 2015 10:06:55 PM

US Navy Seaplane Base Navy 3505 was at Mios-Woendi 10 mi S of Biak, Dutch New Guinea, operating from the Woendi Lagoon.
3. Anonymous says:
3 Sep 2015 11:50:33 AM

My Father-in-law, Robert (Swede) Hanson was a Lt. and Pictured #14 in New Guinea. He was the wingman for Paul Murphey. Any information would be appreciated.

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WW2-Era Place Name Dobodura, Australian Papua
Lat/Long -8.8044, 148.3089
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