April 7, 1944
(5th AF & USN) 10 PT-Boats and 11 B-25s attack shore positions on the
April 11, 1944
(5th AF) 12 B-25s bomb targets on Karkar
April 12, 1944
B-24s, B-25s, A-20s, and P-39s bomb and strafe various targets including
April 24, 1944
B-25s and fighter-bombers hit a variety of targets along the New Guinea
coast including Karkar Island
April 25, 1944
(5th AF) Other aircraft carry out similar strikes against Karkar Island
June 2, 1944
(Australian Army) Landing was made by the 37th/52nd Battalion, from information
from Chinese there, it was learned that the Japanese had
left some time in March.
June 6, 1944
(USN & Australian Army) PT boats land Australian Army 5th
Division troops on the island at Biu and Kavilo Bays.
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