Haddy's Village is a coastal village, located to the west of Gona and southwest of Alanad. Also known as "Gona West".
Named in honor of Australian Army soldier, Lt Allan Haddy. He
and a group of men, the 'Chaforce' were stationed on the west side
of Gona Creek. After the fall of Gona on December 9, 1942 fighting
continued at Haddy's Village. After nine days more of fighting,
the village was liberated on December 18, 1942 ending Japanese resistance in the
B-24 Liberator Serial
Pilot Nelson force landed October 18, 1943
To Kokoda and Beyond: the story of the 39th Infantry Battalion, 1941-1943, Melbourne University Press 1988.
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August 25, 2018