Tag - Rabaul

Landing on New Britain

4 NOV 1944: World War II and troops of the 6th Brigade land at Jacquinot Bay, New Britain. Jacquinot Bay became an important base for Australian operations against the Japanese on New Britain. The first echelon, consisting of the 14th/32nd Battalion and a company of the 1st New Guinea Infantry Battalion, was transported by two transports under the escort of the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) destroyer HMAS Vendetta, frigate Barcoo and sloop Swan. The landing was unopposed by Imperial Japanese [...]

ANMEF Lands In PNG

11 SEP 1914: World War I and the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force lands at Rabaul, New Guinea. The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force landed at Rabaul and went into action at Bita Paka. This was the only major New Guinea action of the First World War. Bita Paka was a small radio station established shortly after the start of the war in the Kaiserwilhelmsland portion of German New Guinea. The German South Seas Wireless Company originally planned [...]

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