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The Huon Peninsula campaign was a series of battles fought in north-eastern Papua New Guinea in 1943–1944 during the Second World War. [1]

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Aitape–Wewak campaign

The Aitape–Wewak campaign was one of the final campaigns of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.

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Allies of World War II

The Allies of World War II, called the United Nations from the 1 January 1942 declaration, were the countries that together opposed the Axis powers during the Second World War (1939–1945).

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Artillery

Artillery is a class of large military weapons built to fire munitions far beyond the range and power of infantry's small arms.

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Assault pioneer

An Assault Pioneer is an infantry soldier who is responsible for.

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Australian Army Reserve

The Australian Army Reserve is a collective name given to the reserve units of the Australian Army.

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Battalion

A battalion is a military unit.

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Battle of Buna–Gona

The Battle of Buna–Gona was part of the New Guinea campaign in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

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Battle of Driniumor River

The Battle of Driniumor River, also known as The Battle of Aitape, 10 July – 25 August 1944, was part of the Western New Guinea campaign of World War II.

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Battle of Finschhafen

The Battle of Finschhafen was part of the Huon Peninsula campaign during World War II and was fought between Australian and Japanese forces.

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Battle of Madang

The Battle of Madang, fought between early February and late April 1944, was the break-out and pursuit phase of the Markham and Ramu Valley – Finisterre Range and Huon Peninsula campaigns, which were part of the wider New Guinea campaign of World War II.

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Battle of Milne Bay

The Battle of Milne Bay (25 August – 7 September 1942), also known as Operation RE or the Battle of Rabi (ラビの戦い) by the Japanese, was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II.

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Battle of Sattelberg

The Battle of Sattelberg took place between 17 and 25 November 1943, during the Huon Peninsula campaign of the Second World War.

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Battle of Shaggy Ridge

The Battle of the Shaggy Ridge was part of the Markham and Ramu Valley – Finisterre Range campaign, consisting of a number of actions fought by Australian and Japanese troops in Papua New Guinea in World War II.

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Battle of Sio

The Battle of Sio, fought between December 1943 and March 1944, was the break-out and pursuit phase of General Douglas MacArthur's Huon Peninsula campaign, part of the New Guinea campaign of World War II.

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Battle of the Bismarck Sea

The Battle of the Bismarck Sea (2–4 March 1943) took place in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) during World War II when aircraft of the U.S. Fifth Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) attacked a Japanese convoy carrying troops to Lae, New Guinea.

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Battle of Wareo

The Battle of Wareo (27 November – 8 December 1943) was fought by Australian and Japanese forces in New Guinea during the Huon Peninsula campaign of World War II in the later part of 1943.

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Battle of Wau

The Battle of Wau, 29 January – 4 February 1943, was a battle in the New Guinea campaign of World War II.

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Bernard Evans (architect)

Brigadier Sir Bernard Evans, (13 May 1905 – 19 February 1981) was an Australian army officer, architect, builder and Lord Mayor of Melbourne (1959–1961).

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Bogadjim

Bogadjim is a village on Astrolabe Bay, just south of Madang, in Madang Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Borneo campaign (1945)

The Borneo campaign of 1945 was the last major Allied campaign in the South West Pacific Area during World War II.

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Bougainville Campaign

The Bougainville Campaign was a series of land and naval battles of the Pacific campaign of World War II between Allied forces and the Empire of Japan.

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Brigade

A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements.

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Bumi River

The Bumi River is a river located in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.

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CAC Boomerang

The CAC Boomerang is a fighter aircraft designed and manufactured in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation between 1942 and 1945.

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CAC Wirraway

The CAC Wirraway (an Aboriginal word meaning "challenge") was a training and general purpose military aircraft manufactured in Australia by the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) between 1939 and 1946.

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Cape Ward Hunt

Cape Ward Hunt is a cape on the north coast of Oro Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Cedric Edgar

Brigadier Cedric Rupert Vaughan Edgar, (9 July 1901 – 2 September 1967) was an officer in the Australian Army during the Second World War.

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Combat engineer

A combat engineer (also called field engineer, pioneer or sapper in many armies) is a soldier who performs a variety of construction and demolition tasks under combat conditions.

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Company (military unit)

A company is a military unit, typically consisting of 80–150 soldiers and usually commanded by a major or a captain.

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Consolidated PBY Catalina

The Consolidated PBY Catalina, also known as the Canso in Canadian service, is an American flying boat, and later an amphibious aircraft of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft.

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Cromwell Mountains

The Cromwell Mountains is a mountain range in north-eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Dampier Strait (Papua New Guinea)

Dampier Strait in Papua New Guinea separates Umboi Island and New Britain, linking the Bismarck Sea to the north with the Solomon Sea to the south, at.

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Daniel E. Barbey

Vice Admiral Daniel Edward Barbey (23 December 1889 – 11 March 1969) was an officer in the United States Navy who served in World War I and World War II.

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David Whitehead

Brigadier David Adie Whitehead, (30 September 1896 – 23 October 1992) was an Australian Army officer who fought in both First and Second World Wars.

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Douglas MacArthur

Douglas MacArthur (26 January 18805 April 1964) was an American five-star general and Field Marshal of the Philippine Army.

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Eighteenth Army (Japan)

The was a field army of the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

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Eizo Yamada

was a Major General in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

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Fifth Air Force

The Fifth Air Force (5 AF) is a numbered air force of the United States Air Force Pacific Air Forces (PACAF).

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Finisterre Range

Finisterre Range is a mountain range in north-eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Finschhafen

Finschhafen is a town 80 kilometers east of Lae on the Huon Peninsula in Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.

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First Battle of El Alamein

The First Battle of El Alamein (1–27 July 1942) was a battle of the Western Desert Campaign of the Second World War, fought in Egypt between Axis forces (Germany and Italy) of the Panzer Army Africa (Panzerarmee Afrika, which included the Afrika Korps) (Field Marshal (Generalfeldmarschall) Erwin Rommel) and Allied (British Imperial and Commonwealth) forces (Britain, British India, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand) of the Eighth Army (General Claude Auchinleck).

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Fourth Air Army (Japan)

The Fourth Air Army was a land-based aviation force of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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Gallipoli Campaign

The Gallipoli Campaign, also known as the Dardanelles Campaign, the Battle of Gallipoli, or the Battle of Çanakkale (Çanakkale Savaşı), was a campaign of the First World War that took place on the Gallipoli peninsula (Gelibolu in modern Turkey) in the Ottoman Empire between 17 February 1915 and 9 January 1916.

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George Wootten

Major General Sir George Frederick Wootten, (1 May 1893 – 31 March 1970) was a senior Australian Army officer, public servant, right wing political activist and solicitor.

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Guadalcanal Campaign

The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower by American forces, was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II.

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Gusika

Gusika is a village on the Huon Peninsula, in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Hatazō Adachi

was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II.

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Huon Gulf

Huon Gulf is a large gulf in eastern Papua New Guinea, at.

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Huon Peninsula

Huon Peninsula is a large rugged peninsula on the island of New Guinea in Morobe Province, eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Japanese archipelago

The is the group of islands that forms the country of Japan, and extends roughly from northeast to southwest along the northeastern coast of the Eurasia mainland, washing upon the northwestern shores of the Pacific Ocean.

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Jungle division

The Jungle division was a military organisation adopted in early 1943 by the Australian Army during the Second World War.

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Junior Van Noy

Junior N. Van Noy (9 August 1924 – 17 October 1943) was a United States Army soldier and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration—the Medal of Honor—for his actions in World War II.

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Katika, Papua New Guinea

Katika is a village on the Huon Peninsula, in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Kokoda Track campaign

The Kokoda Track campaign or Kokoda Trail campaign was part of the Pacific War of World War II.

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Lae

Lae is the capital of Morobe Province and is the second-largest city in Papua New Guinea.

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Landing at Nadzab

The Landing at Nadzab was an airborne landing on 5 September 1943 during the New Guinea campaign of World War II in conjunction with the landing at Lae.

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Landing at Saidor

The Landing at Saidor (Operation Michaelmas) was an Allied amphibious landing at Saidor, Papua New Guinea on 2 January 1944 as part of Operation Dexterity during World War II.

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Landing at Scarlet Beach

The Landing at Scarlet Beach (Operation Diminish) (22 September 1943) took place in New Guinea during the Huon Peninsula campaign of the Second World War, involving forces from Australia, the United States and Japan.

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Landing craft

Landing craft are small and medium seagoing vessels such as boats, and barges, used to convey a landing force (infantry and vehicles) from the sea to the shore during an amphibious assault.

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Landing on Long Island

The Landing on Long Island in the Territory of New Guinea was part of the Huon Peninsula campaign, a series of operations that made up Operation Cartwheel, General Douglas MacArthur's campaign to encircle the major Japanese base at Rabaul.

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Langemak Bay

Langemak Bay (Langemark, Langemaak) is a bay north of Finschhafen, on the north east coast of Papua New Guinea.

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Line of communication

A line of communication (or communications) is the route that connects an operating military unit with its supply base.

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Lockheed P-38 Lightning

The Lockheed P-38 Lightning is a World War II-era American piston-engined fighter aircraft.

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Madang

Madang (old German name: Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen) is the capital of Madang Province and is a town with a population of 27,420 (in 2005) on the north coast of Papua New Guinea.

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Mape River

The Mape River is a river located in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.

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Markham and Ramu Valley – Finisterre Range campaign

The Markham and Ramu Valley – Finisterre Range campaign, was a series of actions in the New Guinea campaign of World War II.

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Markham Valley

Markham Valley is a geographical area in Papua New Guinea.

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Matilda II

The Infantry Tank Mark II, best known as the Matilda, was a British infantry tank of the Second World War.

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Medal of Honor

The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who distinguished themselves by acts of valor.

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Milne Bay

Milne Bay is a large bay in Milne Bay Province, south-eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Nadzab

Nadzab Village is in the Markham Valley, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea on the Highlands Highway.

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New Britain

New Britain (Niu Briten) is the largest island in the Bismarck Archipelago (named after Otto von Bismarck) of Papua New Guinea.

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New Britain campaign

The New Britain campaign was a World War II campaign fought between Allied and Imperial Japanese forces.

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New Guinea

New Guinea (Nugini or, more commonly known, Papua, historically, Irian) is a large island off the continent of Australia.

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No. 24 Squadron RAAF

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No. 4 Squadron RAAF

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No. 9 Operational Group RAAF

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North African Campaign

The North African Campaign of the Second World War took place in North Africa from 10 June 1940 to 13 May 1943.

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Operation Cartwheel

Operation Cartwheel (1943–1944) was a major military operation for the Allies in the Pacific theatre of World War II.

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Pacific War

The Pacific War, sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War, was the theater of World War II that was fought in the Pacific and Asia. It was fought over a vast area that included the Pacific Ocean and islands, the South West Pacific, South-East Asia, and in China (including the 1945 Soviet–Japanese conflict). The Second Sino-Japanese War between the Empire of Japan and the Republic of China had been in progress since 7 July 1937, with hostilities dating back as far as 19 September 1931 with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. However, it is more widely accepted that the Pacific War itself began on 7/8 December 1941, when Japan invaded Thailand and attacked the British possessions of Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong as well as the United States military and naval bases in Hawaii, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines. The Pacific War saw the Allies pitted against Japan, the latter briefly aided by Thailand and to a much lesser extent by the Axis allied Germany and Italy. The war culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and other large aerial bomb attacks by the Allies, accompanied by the Soviet declaration of war and invasion of Manchuria on 9 August 1945, resulting in the Japanese announcement of intent to surrender on 15 August 1945. The formal surrender of Japan ceremony took place aboard the battleship in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. Japan's Shinto Emperor was forced to relinquish much of his authority and his divine status through the Shinto Directive in order to pave the way for extensive cultural and political reforms. After the war, Japan lost all rights and titles to its former possessions in Asia and the Pacific, and its sovereignty was limited to the four main home islands.

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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea (PNG;,; Papua Niugini; Hiri Motu: Papua Niu Gini), officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is an Oceanian country that occupies the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and its offshore islands in Melanesia, a region of the southwestern Pacific Ocean north of Australia.

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Papuan Infantry Battalion

The Papuan Infantry Battalion (PIB) was a unit of the Australian Army raised in the Territory of Papua for service during the Second World War.

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Patrol

A patrol is commonly a group of personnel, such as law enforcement officers or military personnel, that are assigned to monitor a specific geographic area.

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Philippines

The Philippines (Pilipinas or Filipinas), officially the Republic of the Philippines (Republika ng Pilipinas), is a unitary sovereign and archipelagic country in Southeast Asia.

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Platoon

A platoon is a military unit typically composed of two or more squads/sections/patrols.

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PT boat

A PT boat (short for Patrol Torpedo boat) was a torpedo-armed fast attack craft used by the United States Navy in World War II.

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Queensland

Queensland (abbreviated as Qld) is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia.

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Rabaul

Rabaul is a township in East New Britain province, on the island of New Britain, in the country of Papua New Guinea.

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Rawlinson Range

Rawlinson Range is a mountain range in north-eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

The Republic P-47 Thunderbolt was a World War II era fighter aircraft produced by the United States from 1941 through 1945.

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Royal Australian Air Force

The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

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Salamaua–Lae campaign

The Salamaua–Lae campaign was a series of actions in the New Guinea campaign of World War II.

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Saruwaged Range

The Saruwaged Range (also Saruwared, Sarawaket or Sarawaget) is a mountain range on the Huon Peninsula in Morobe Province, north-eastern Papua New Guinea.

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Sattelberg

Sattelberg, also spelt Satelberg ("Saddle Mountain"), is a village on the Huon Peninsula, in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Second Australian Imperial Force

The Second Australian Imperial Force (Second, or 2nd, AIF) was the name given to the volunteer personnel of the Australian Army in World War II.

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Second Battle of El Alamein

The Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October – 11 November 1942) was a battle of the Second World War that took place near the Egyptian railway halt of El Alamein. With the Allies victorious, it was the watershed of the Western Desert Campaign. The First Battle of El Alamein had prevented the Axis from advancing further into Egypt. In August 1942, Lieutenant-General Sir Bernard Law Montgomery took command of the Eighth Army following the sacking of General Claude Auchinleck and the death of his replacement Lieutenant-General William Gott in an air crash. The Allied victory turned the tide in the North African Campaign and ended the Axis threat to Egypt, the Suez Canal and the Middle Eastern and Persian oil fields via North Africa. The Second Battle of El Alamein revived the morale of the Allies, being the first big success against the Axis since Operation Crusader in late 1941. The battle coincided with the Allied invasion of French North Africa in Operation Torch, which started on 8 November, the Battle of Stalingrad and the Guadalcanal Campaign.

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Selwyn Porter

Major General Selwyn Havelock Watson Craig Porter, (23 February 1905 – 9 October 1963) was an Australian Army officer and Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police.

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Shigeru Katagiri

was a general in the Imperial Japanese Army, commanding Japanese ground forces on New Guinea during the closing months of the war.

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Siege of Tobruk

The Siege of Tobruk lasted for 241 days in 1941, after Axis forces advanced through Cyrenaica from El Agheila in Operation Sonnenblume against Allied forces in Libya, during the Western Desert Campaign (1940–1943) of the Second World War.

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Siki Cove

Siki Cove is a cove, south of the Song River, north of Arndt Point and east of the village of Katika in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

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Sio, Papua New Guinea

Sio is a town on the north coast of Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea.

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Song River

The Song River is a river located in the Morobe Province of Papua New Guinea.

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South West Pacific Area (command)

South West Pacific Area (SWPA) was the name given to the Allied supreme military command in the South West Pacific Theatre of World War II.

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Tank

A tank is an armoured fighting vehicle designed for front-line combat, with heavy firepower, strong armour, tracks and a powerful engine providing good battlefield maneuverability.

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Task Force 76

Expeditionary Strike Group SEVEN/Task Force 76 (Amphibious Force U.S. SEVENTH Fleet) is a United States Navy task force.

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Territory of New Guinea

The Territory of New Guinea was an Australian administered territory on the island of New Guinea from 1920 until 1975. In 1949, the Territory and the Territory of Papua were established in an administrative union by the name of the Territory of Papua and New Guinea. That administrative union was renamed as Papua New Guinea in 1971. Notwithstanding that it was part of an administrative union, the Territory of New Guinea at all times retained a distinct legal status and identity until the advent of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea. The initial Australian mandate was based on the previous German New Guinea, which had been captured and occupied by Australian forces during World War I. Most of the Territory of New Guinea was occupied by Japan during World War II, between 1942 and 1945. During this time, Rabaul, on the island of New Britain, became a major Japanese base (see New Guinea campaign). After World War II, the territories of Papua and New Guinea were combined in an administrative union under the Papua New Guinea Provisional Administration Act (1945–46).

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Thomas Blamey

Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey, (24 January 188427 May 1951) was an Australian general of the First and Second World Wars, and the only Australian to attain the rank of field marshal.

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Tom Derrick

Thomas Currie "Diver" Derrick, VC, DCM (20 March 1914 – 24 May 1945) was an Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces.

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United States Army Center of Military History

The United States Army Center of Military History (CMH) is a directorate within the Office of the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Army.

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USS LCI(L)-339

USS LCI(L)-339 was an amphibious assault ship (Landing Craft Infantry - Large), commissioned in 1942 by the United States Coast Guard.

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Victor Windeyer

Major General Sir William John Victor Windeyer, (28 July 1900 – 23 November 1987) was an Australian judge, soldier, educator, and a Justice of the High Court of Australia.

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Victoria Cross

The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest award of the British honours system.

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Vitiaz Strait

Vitiaz Strait is a strait between New Britain and the Huon Peninsula, northern New Guinea.

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Vultee A-31 Vengeance

The Vultee A-31 Vengeance was an American dive bomber of World War II, built by Vultee Aircraft.

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Wareo

Wareo is a village on the Huon Peninsula, in Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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102nd Infantry Regiment (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 102nd Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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108th Operations Group

The 108th Operations Group is a unit of the 108th Wing (108 WG) of the New Jersey Air National Guard, one of the many units stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. If activated to federal service with the U.S. Air Force, the group is gained by Air Mobility Command (AMC). Its World War II predecessor, the 348th Fighter Group, was the most successful Republic P-47 Thunderbolt group in the Southwest Pacific Theater. Its commander, Neel E. Kearby was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat. Over a dozen of the group's pilots became aces.

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11th Division (Australia)

The 11th Division was an Australian Army unit formed during World War II by the renaming of Milne Force in December 1942.

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162nd Infantry Regiment (United States)

The 162nd Infantry Regiment is a regiment of the Oregon Army National Guard with headquarters in Springfield, Oregon.

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1st Royal New South Wales Lancers

The 1st Royal New South Wales Lancers was an Australian Army light cavalry (reconnaissance) regiment.

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2/12th Field Regiment (Australia)

The 2/12th Field Regiment was an Australian Army artillery regiment formed as part of the all volunteer Second Australian Imperial Force for overseas during World War II.

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2/13th Battalion (Australia)

The 2/13th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during World War II.

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2/15th Battalion (Australia)

The 2/15th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army that served during World War II.

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2/17th Battalion (Australia)

The 2/17th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

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2/23rd Battalion (Australia)

The 2/23rd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War.

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2/24th Battalion (Australia)

The 2/24th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during World War II.

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2/28th Battalion (Australia)

The 2/28th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army, which served during the Second World War.

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2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion (Australia)

The 2/2nd Machine Gun Battalion was an infantry support unit of the all-volunteer Second Australian Imperial Force that was raised for service overseas during the Second World War.

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2/3rd Pioneer Battalion (Australia)

The 2/3rd Pioneer Battalion was a pioneer battalion of the Australian Army, which served during World War II.

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2/43rd Battalion (Australia)

The 2/43rd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

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2/48th Battalion (Australia)

The 2/48th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army which served during the Second World War.

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2/4th Field Regiment (Australia)

The 2/4th Field Regiment was an Australian Army artillery regiment formed on 2 May 1940, as part of the 7th Division during World War II.

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2/6th Field Regiment (Australia)

The 2/6th Field Regiment was an Australian Army artillery regiment formed as part of the 7th Division in 1940 for operations during World War II.

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20th Brigade (Australia)

The 20th Brigade was a brigade-sized infantry unit of the Australian Army.

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20th Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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22nd Battalion (Australia)

The 22nd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

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238th Infantry Regiment (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 238th Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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24th Brigade (Australia)

The 24th Brigade was a brigade-sized infantry unit of the Australian Army.

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26th Brigade (Australia)

The Australian 26th Brigade was an Australian Army infantry brigade of World War II.

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29th/46th Battalion (Australia)

The 29th/46th Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

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37th/52nd Battalion (Australia)

The 37th/52nd Battalion was an infantry battalion of the Australian Army.

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3rd Division (Australia)

The 3rd Division was an infantry division of the Australian Army.

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41st Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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4th Brigade (Australia)

The 4th Brigade is a brigade-level formation of the Australian Army.

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503rd Infantry Regiment (United States)

The 503rd Infantry Regiment, formerly the 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) and the 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment (AIR), is an airborne infantry regiment of the United States Army.

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51st Division (Imperial Japanese Army)

The was an infantry division of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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532nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment

The 532nd Engineer Boat and Shore Regiment was a United States Army engineer unit that served in World War II and the Korean War.

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53d Weapons Evaluation Group

The 53d Weapons Evaluation Group is a United States Air Force unit that reports to the 53d Wing.

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5th Division (Australia)

The 5th Division was an infantry division of the Australian Army which served during the First and Second World Wars.

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6th Air Division (Japan)

The 6th Air Division (第六飛行師団, Dai 6 Hikō Shidan) was a land-based aviation force of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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79th Infantry Regiment (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 79th Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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7th Air Division (Japan)

The 7th Air Division (第七飛行師団, Dai 7 Hikō Shidan) was a land-based aviation force of the Imperial Japanese Army.

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7th Division (Australia)

The 7th Division was an infantry division of the Australian Army.

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80th Infantry Regiment (Imperial Japanese Army)

The 80th Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment in the Imperial Japanese Army.

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8th Brigade (Australia)

8th Brigade is an Australian Army Reserve training formation.

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9th Division (Australia)

The 9th Division was a division of the Australian Army that served during World War II.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huon_Peninsula_campaign

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