Sgt. John Worthington’s photos Home Photo Gallery Moem Barracks, Wewak Sgt. John Worthington's photos Clicking on a photo will display a full sized image of the photo in a new window. Abandoned WW2 airfield taken from Caribou flying from Wewak to Vanimo On road between Lae and Goroko Village in highlands near Goroko Goroka Market Afternoon drinks on Vanimo Base Sgt. Paul Nohou and Sgt. John Worthington on Moem beach Heading into Wewak Saturday morning from Moem On road from Wewak Village Scene, early morning, Madang area. Village children Madang area A bunker built by the Japanese (looks like one that was close to Mission Hill above Wewak township) Soldier at Wewak Sing-sing. Japanese AA Gun at Mission Hill, Wewak 2PIR Band arrives at Wago Wago Village in the Milne Bay area One of my students, Bau, in Sing-Sing dress Dawn Gabugabuna, Milne Bay (Bargesa Beach) WW2 landing barge (centre screen) Anzac Day service Wewak Milne Bay morning 2PIR Patrol Milne Bay Captain James Soldiers return to barge after a Patrol The Rhythm Section at 2PIR Wewak PNG Sing-Sing soloist! — at 2PIR Wewak PNG Vanimo ‘fresh fish’ meal on beach weekend Vanimo Base duty Sgt John Worthington Share your love admin Articles: 121 Previous Post Chalkies’ History Research Update – Feb 2016 Next Post The Chalkies: Educating an army for independence
Just thought you might be interested to know that “The Moem beach wantok” is sergeant Paul Nohou and currently resides at Murray Bks and also my dad was the bandmaster of the 2PIR band that went for patrol to Milne bay 1973 he has that photo of the barge landing at the beach
My first and still vivid memory of John Worthington was at Infantry Training (Singleton) when we acted as ‘Viet Cong’ for E Company and therefore were ‘killed’ about 3 times a day. We were soaked in a fierce storm one night which blew away most of our ‘hoochies’. However John wrapped in his non-army issue SPACE BLANKET was as dry as a bone while the rest of us froze!
Another memory is my wife Katie and I visiting Wewak on a Doug Rathbone charter and meeting up with John who was based at Moem Bks. I’ve got the ‘slides’ somewhere.