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    Kapa Kapa (Kapakapa, Gabagaba) Central Province Papua New Guinea

Location
Lat 9° 47' 57S Long 147° 30' 49E  Kapa Kapa village is located on the southern coast of New Guinea to the southeast of Port Moresby.  This village was the starting point of the Kapa Kapa Trail. Kapa Kapa could be supplied by road and coastal ships. A jeep track extended 14 miles inland from the village. Also known as "Kapakapa" or "Gabagaba".

Wartime History
On October 6, 1942 the US Army, 32nd Infantry Division, 126th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion arriving from Port Moresby and departed from Kapa Kapa over the Kapa Kapa Trail. The soldiers were expected to march two miles per day in arduous terrain and conditions.

References
HyperWar: US Army in WWII: Victory in Papua page 101, 110-111, 116

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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