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Battle Of Sio
 Australia Papua United States  JapanCommanders and leaders Douglas MacArthur Leslie Morshead Frank Berryman Hatazō AdachiStrength~15,000[1] ~8,000[2]Casualties and losses83 killed, 186 wounded.[3] 1,421 killed, 2,198 found dead, 76 captured.[3]v t e Huon Peninsula
Huon Peninsula
campaignScarlet Beach Finschhafen Sattelberg Wareo Long Island Sio Saidor Madangv t eNew Guinea campaign1942Japanese seizure of Rabaul Japanese seizure of
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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Bombing Of Rabaul (November 1943)
The Allies of World War II
World War II
conducted an air attack upon a cruiser force at the major Japanese base of Rabaul
Rabaul
in November 1943. In response to the Allied invasion of Bougainville, the Japanese had brought a strong cruiser force down from Truk, their major naval base in the Caroline Islands
Caroline Islands
about 800 miles north of Rabaul, to Rabaul
Rabaul
in preparation for a night engagement against the Allied supply and support shipping. Allied carrier- and land-based planes attacked the Japanese ships, airfields, and port facilities on the island of New Britain to protect the Allied amphibious invasion of Bougainville. As a result of the Rabaul
Rabaul
raids, the Japanese naval forces could no longer threaten the landings
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Operation Lilliput
Operation Lilliput
Operation Lilliput
(World War II) was the name given to a convoy operation directed by G.H.Q. Operations Instructions Number 21 of 20 October 1942 for transportation of troops, weapons, and supplies in a regular transport service between Milne Bay
Milne Bay
and Oro Bay, New Guinea between 18 December 1942 and June 1943 in order "to cover reinforcement, supply, and development of the Buna-Gona area upon its anticipated capture" by the Australian 7th Division and the United States Army's 32d Division.[1][2] Within six months, the convoys, escorted by Royal Australian Navy corvettes and largely composed of Dutch KPM merchant ships, had delivered 60,000 tons of supplies and 3,802 troops from Milne Bay
Milne Bay
to Oro Bay. Corvettes provided the majority of the escort force
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Battle Of Wau
The Battle of Wau, 29 January – 4 February 1943, was a battle in the New Guinea campaign
New Guinea campaign
of World War II. Forces of the Empire of Japan sailed from Rabaul
Rabaul
and crossed the Solomon Sea
Solomon Sea
and, despite Allied air attacks, successfully reached Lae, where they disembarked. Japanese troops then advanced overland on Wau, an Australian base that potentially threatened the Japanese positions at Salamaua
Salamaua
and Lae. A race developed between the Japanese moving overland, hampered by the terrain, and the Australians, moving by air, hampered by the weather. By the time the Japanese reached the Wau area after a trek over the mountains, the Australian defenders had been greatly reinforced by air
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Battle Of The Bismarck Sea
Southeast AsiaIndochina (1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines 1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore Indochina (1945) Malacca Strait Jurist Tiderace Zipper Strategic bombing (1944–45)BurmaBurma (1941–42) Burma (1942–43) Burma (1944) Burma (1944–45)Southwest PacificDutch East Indies 1941–42 Portuguese Timor Australia New Guinea Philippines 1944–45 Borneo 1945North AmericaAttack on Pearl Harbor Ellwood K Aleutian Islands Estevan Point Lighthouse Fort Stevens Lookout Air Raids Fire balloon Project Hula PXJapanAir raids Mariana Islands Volcano & Ryukyu Is Tokyo Starvation Naval bombardments Yokosuka Sagami Bay Kure Downfall Hiroshima & Nagasaki Kurils Karafuto Japanese surrenderManchuriaKantokuen Manchuria (1945) Mutanchiang Sakhalin Island Kuril Islands ShumshuSecond Sino-Japanese WarThe Battle of the
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Operation I-Go
Operation I-Go
Operation I-Go
(い号作戦, I-Go sakusen) was an aerial counter-offensive launched by Imperial Japanese forces against Allied forces during the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
and New Guinea
New Guinea
Campaigns in the Pacific Theater of World War II
World War II
from 1–16 April 1943. In the operation, Japanese aircraft—primarily from Imperial Japanese Navy units under the command of Admirals Isoroku Yamamoto
Isoroku Yamamoto
and Jinichi Kusaka—attacked Allied ships, aircraft, and land installations in the southeast Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
and New Guinea
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Salamaua–Lae Campaign
Hatazō Adachi Hidemitsu NakanoUnits involved I Corps3rd Division 5th Division 7th Division 9th Division 41st Infantry Division162nd Regimental Combat Team 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment 18th Army51st Infantry DivisionStrength~30,000 ~10,000Casualties and lossesAustralia: 1,772 killed, wounded or missing[1][2] United States: 81 killed and 396 wounded[3] 11,600 killed, wounded or captured[1]v t eSalamaua– Lae
Lae
campaignMubo Bobdubi Lababia Nassau Bay Roosevelt Ridge Mt Tambu Lae Nadzabv t e
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Operation Cartwheel
Operation Cartwheel
Operation Cartwheel
(1943–1944) was a major military operation for the Allies in the Pacific theatre of World War II. Cartwheel was an operation aimed at neutralising the major Japanese base at Rabaul. The operation was directed by the Supreme Allied Commander in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA), General Douglas MacArthur, whose forces had advanced along the northeast coast of New Guinea
New Guinea
and occupied nearby islands. Allied forces from the Pacific Ocean Areas
Pacific Ocean Areas
command, under Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, advanced through the Solomon Islands
Solomon Islands
toward Bougainville
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Finisterre Range Campaign
7th Division 11th Division18th ArmyNakai DetachmentStrength~ 17,000 ~ 12,000Casualties and losses204 killed 464 wounded 800 killed 400 woundedv t eMarkham and Ramu Valley
Ramu Valley
Finisterre Range
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Bougainville Campaign
The Bougainville Campaign
Bougainville Campaign
was a series of land and naval battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II
World War II
between Allied forces and the Empire of Japan. It was part of Operation Cartwheel, the Allied grand strategy in the South Pacific. The campaign took place in the Northern Solomons in two phases. The first phase, in which American troops invaded and held the perimeter around the beachhead at Torokina, lasted from November 1943 through November 1944. The second phase, in which primarily Australian troops went on the offensive, mopping up pockets of starving, isolated but still-determined Japanese, lasted from November 1944 until August 1945, when the last Japanese on the island surrendered
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New Britain Campaign
United States Australia Territory of New Guinea New Zealand Imperial JapanCommanders and leaders Julian Cunningham William H
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Admiralty Islands Campaign
The Admiralty Islands
Admiralty Islands
campaign (Operation Brewer) was a series of battles in the New Guinea campaign
New Guinea campaign
of World War II
World War II
in which the United States Army's 1st Cavalry Division occupied the Japanese-held Admiralty Islands. Acting on reports from airmen that there were no signs of enemy activity and the islands might have been evacuated, General Douglas MacArthur accelerated his timetable for capturing the Admiralties and ordered an immediate reconnaissance in force. The campaign began on 29 February 1944 when a force landed on Los Negros, the third-largest island in the group. By using a small, isolated beach where the Japanese had not anticipated an assault, the force achieved tactical surprise, but the islands proved to be far from unoccupied
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Battle Of Goodenough Island
The Battle of Goodenough Island
Goodenough Island
(22–27 October 1942), also known as Operation Drake, was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II. The Allies attacked the Kaigun Rikusentai ( Special
Special
Naval Landing Force) to deny the Japanese the ability to use the island prior to the Buna campaign. The Japanese troops had been stranded on Goodenough Island, Papua, during the Battle of Milne Bay. "Drake Force", consisting of the Australian 2/12th Battalion and attachments, landed on the southern tip of Goodenough Island
Goodenough Island
at Mud Bay and Taleba Bay on 22 October and, following a short but heavy fight, the Japanese forces withdrew to Fergusson Island
Fergusson Island
on 27 October
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Take Ichi Convoy
1 Minelayer 3 destroyers 2 Kaibokan
Kaibokan
escort ships 1 minesweeper 2 Subchasers 3 Gunboats 15 merchant shipsCasualties and lossesNone Four transports sunk 4,290 soldiers killedv t e New Guinea
New Guinea
campaign1942Japanese seizure of Rabaul Japanese seizure of Lae and Salamaua Coral Sea Kokoda Track Milne Bay Goodenough Island Recapture of Buna–Gona Lilliput1943Wau Bismarck Sea I-Go Recapture of Lae and Salamaua Cartwheel Finisterres Huon Peninsula Bougainville New Britain Reduction of Rabaul1944–45Admiralties Emirau Take Ichi Hollandia Aitape Wakde Lone Tree Hill Biak Noemfoor Driniumor Sansapor Morotai Aitape–WewakThe Take-Ichi sendan (竹一船団, "Bamboo No. One" convoy) was a Japanese convoy of World War II
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Battle Of Hollandia
The Battle of Hollandia
Battle of Hollandia
(code-named Operation Reckless) was an engagement between American and Japanese forces during World War II. It took place in spring of 1944 and was part of the New Guinea campaign
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