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Western New Guinea campaign

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Dates  22 Apr 1944 – 15 Aug 1945
Result  Allied victory
Western New Guinea campaign
1,922+ killed or missing 8,000+ wounded  42,000+ dead and nearly 1,000 POWs
Similar  World War II, Battle of Goodenough Island, Take Ichi convoy, Aitape–Wewak campaign, Battle of Wau

The Western New Guinea campaign was a series of actions in the New Guinea campaign of World War II. United States and Australian forces assaulted Japanese bases and positions in the northwest coastal areas of Netherlands New Guinea and adjoining parts of the Australian Territory of New Guinea. The campaign began with Operations Reckless and Persecution, which were amphibious landings by the U.S. I Corps at Hollandia and Aitape on 22 April 1944. Fighting in western New Guinea continued until the end of the war.

Major battles and sub-campaigns

  • Operations Reckless and Persecution
  • Landing at Aitape
  • Battle of Hollandia
  • Battle of Wakde
  • Battle of Lone Tree Hill
  • Battle of Morotai
  • Battle of Biak
  • Battle of Noemfoor
  • Battle of Driniumor River
  • Battle of Sansapor
  • Aitape-Wewak campaign
  • References

    Western New Guinea campaign Wikipedia

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