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USN March 23, 1944

Mussau Island is located in the St. Matthias Island Group near Emirau Island.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Japanese until they withdrew from Mussau island during early 1944, abandoning Korea and Chinese "comfort women" on Mussau Island. Without support, the woman lived in horrible conditions that resulted in an outbreak of leprosy.

American missions against Mussau
March 23 - November 3, 1944

After American forces occupied Emirau, missionaries brought the Korea and Chinese women food and medical supplies.

Cameras Over The Pacific, page 116

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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