VH-UVB in the aftermath of a Japanese air raid on January 21, 1942. In March Salamaua and the airstrip were occupied by the Japanese army. The airstrip was won back by Australian troops in September 1943. The airstrip was abandoned after the war. The jungle has reclaimed it but the area is still pock-marked with bomb craters
Stinson SR-7 VH-URC is loaded into VH-URQ after an accident at Wau. -URQ never flew again and is presumed destroyed when the Japanese occupied Lae. -URQ was destroyed in a Japanese raid on Bulolo on January 21, 1942.