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    Ruri Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea (PNG)
RNZAF March 3, 1945
Lat 5° 31' 0S Long 154° 49' 0E  Ruri village is located in the northeastern coast of Bougainville Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Bougainville Province) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders Ruri Bay to the north and Bonis to the northwest.

Wartime History
During April 1942 occupied by the Japanese. After the Allied landings on November 1, 1943 at Empress Augusta Bay, a three-pronged Allied drive contained remaining Japanese forces to the Bonis / Buka areas after the occupation of the road junction at Ruri Bay on May 11, 1944.

During early March 1945, Japanese tanks launched a counteroffensive in this area, but were spotted by Allied aircraft and destroyed.

Type 89B Yi-Go Medium Tank (No. 1)
Attacked by RNZAF attacks March 3-5, 1945

Type 89B Yi-Go Medium Tank (No. 2)
Disabled by RNZAF fighter attacks March 3-5, 1945

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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