17 June 1942

In 61st Jap air raid on Moresby, bombs strike the Burns Philp liner, MV MacDui, being unloaded by troops from the 39th Battalion in Moresby harbour, killing 4 members of 39th and wounding 7 more, one of whom later died.

Ther ship is a passenger and cargo vessel that worked between Australia and New Guinea since the early 1930s. It could accommodate 157 passengers.