Lat 4° 17' 60S Long 152° 13' 0E Raluana is located to the west of Raluana Point (Schulze Point) on an inverted "V" shaped outcropping that separates Blanche Bay to the east and Karavia Bay to the west and Simpson Harbor and Rabaul to the north. The Kokopo-Rabaul road connects Raluana with Karavi to the east and Raburua. Also known as Raluana village.
After midnight of January 23, 1942
the Japanese Army's 'South Seas Detachment' built around 144th Infantry Regiment landed and several places around the Rabaul including Raluana Point. During the war, Japanese built a coastal defense gun battery at this location. Occupied by the Japanese for the duration of the Pacific War.
American missions against Raluana
February 18 - April 2, 1944
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February 4, 2018