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    Kakakog (Kakakogwith) Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Kakakog is a crest line that overlooks Finschhafen and Scarlet Beach. Also known as "Kakakogwith".

Wartime History
During September 1943, Japanese Navy Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) soldiers defended the Kakakog cliff area with machine guns emplaced in solidly sand bagged positions. After the Allied landing on September 22, 1943 this position blocked the advance of 2/15th Battalion after they advanced over the Bumi River.

The slope of Kakakog was scaled by Australian troops forced to climb on their hands and knees, while hacking through jungle and subjected to continuous fire. Finally, the Australians were able to storm the crest line with bayonets and grenades and took the high ground. On October 2, 1943 the remaining Japanese withdrew from Kakakog.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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