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    Eleanora Bay West New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Eleanora Bay is located on the north coast of New Britain. Bordering Linga Linga Plantation.

Prewar
Linga Linga Plantation was established on the coast bordering Eleanora Bay.

Wartime History
After the American landing at Cape Gloucester, remaining Japanese forces retreated along the coast past Eleanora Bay. On February 21, 1944 (5th AF) B-24s bomb Eleonora Bay. On March 11, 1944, the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment made an unopposed landing at Linga Linga Plantation on Eleanora Bay and after a number of successful skirmishes with enemy stragglers. On March 18, 1944, the Marines returned to Cape Gloucester.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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