National Geographic : 1942 Jun
Bulolo Gold Dredging Co. Planes, Hangars, and Flying Field Show Why the Japanese Snatched Lae, New Guinea The town began as a station for flying materials in to the new gold fields. Here an airway company erected hangars and arepair shop, and made agood landing field. Lae became capital of Mandated New Guinea after an exploding island made Rabaul untenable (page 703).Both towns have been bombed hard.