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    Komiatum (Kamiaturn) Morobe Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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AWM February 7, 1943

Location
Lat 7° 7' 0S Long 147° 1' 0E Kamiaturn is an inland village between Salamaua and Mubo. Borders Scout Ridge to the east. Mount Tambu (Mt. Tambu) and the Bitoi Ridge to the southeast. Salamaua to the northeast. To the north is Bobdubi and the Francisco River. Also known as "Kamiaturn". The Komiatum Track that connects norttward to Bobdubi and southward to Mubo. Also known as the Orodubi-Komiatum Track.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese Army during their advance from Salamaua to Wau. After the Japanese Army failed to capture Wau, they defended Komiatum and the Komiatum Ridge.

American missions against Komiatum
January 28 - July 26, 1943

By August 20, 1943 the Japanese abandoned their positions on Mount Tambu and Komiatum Ridge and retreat to Salamaua.

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February 4, 2018

 

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