Kakakog is a crest line that overlooks Finschhafen and Scarlet Beach. Also known as "Kakakogwith".
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.
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.
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
February 4, 2018