Tag Archives: ANGAU

Mullalyup to Mississippi – An RAAF Airman’s Journey.

In many ways, Flight Sergeant Edgar Horace Hawter was not unlike the thousands of other Australians of his generation who volunteered to serve their country in the Second World War and never returned. He was certainly not alone in being recorded, initially, as ‘Missing.’ Hawter’s remains, however, were found, but could not be positively identified and thus separated,

A Follow-up to “Indigenous Recognition – Papua and New Guinea, WW2.”

On the 8th of December, 2013 I posted an entry on the subject of the indigenous people of Papua and New Guinea and their assistance to the Allied efforts in their homeland against the Japanese invaders during the War in the Pacific. The intention was to counter, in a small way, the impression given in some quarters that