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    Manus Province (Admiralty Islands Group)  Papua New Guinea

Location
Manus Province includes several island groups including the Admiralty Islands, Hermit Islands, Pelelun Islands and other small islands and reefs. Borders the Bismarck Sea to the south, Pacific Ocean to the north and New Ireland Province to the east.

Wartime History
During January 1942, Japanese forces landed in the Admiralty Islands but did not occupy it until their landing on April 8, 1942 at Lorengau. On March 12, 1944 US Army forces landed on Manus Island and recaputured the island and developed the area into a major staging base for the remainder of the war.

  Largest island in the Admiralties Group
  Village located on the northeast coast of Manus Island
  Village located near the northeast coast of Manus Island
  Small island east of Manus Momote and Mokerang
  Located on Los Negros Island
  Manus Island Harbor, and explosion of USS Mt. Hood
  Unoccupied Island attacked by 12th Calvary
  Unoccupied Island attacked by 12th Calvary
  Small Japanese garrison attacked by 12th Calvary
  Small Japanese garrison attacked by 12th Calvary
  Island with USN support airstrip
  Site of small USN strip
  Small atoll in the Bismarck Sea south of Manus

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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