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Construction of Airfields in New Caledonia 1942

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Construction of Airfields in New Caledonia 1942

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 3:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 21 Sep 2012 4:32AM GMT
Surnames: Milligan
Hi everyone

I am looking for information on the above two people - my grandfather and great uncle - George Gilbert Milligan and Tom Milligan. In 1942 they left Australia, only for a few months and went to New Caledonia to work. I understand that this was to help in the construction of airfields for WW2. I think they were working for the Americans. As far as I know they were civilians.I don't know if it was some scheme that was running or how they were chosen. I understand they went over by boat - don't know its name. I am not sure how long they were there for. Would appreciate any info or guidance.

Thanks

Colleen Way

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