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    Ibu Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 5° 57' 0S Long 155° 5' 60E  Ibu village is located at the center of Bougainville Island.

Wartime History
During December 1944, Ibu was occupied by the 1st Fiji Battalion and developed into a strong point known as "Kameli Outpost". Road blocks were established along the approaches and patrols fanned out along the jungle trails. The Japanese, aware of the activities of the patrols based on Ibu, frequently tried to ambush them. Because of its value in supplying information, Griswold decided to retain the Ibu outpost for longer than at first anticipated.

American missions against Ibu
April 29 - May 14, 1944

Kameli Airfield
Forward airfield built by hand during January 1944

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Last Updated
August 4, 2018

 

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