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    Raluana Point (Schulze Point) East New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Location
Lat 4° 17' 60S Long 152° 13' 0E  Raluana Point is 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. To the west is Raluana. The Kokopo-Rabaul road connects Raluana with Karavi to the east and Raburua.

Prewar
During the German administration this feature was named "Schulze Point". This name remained in use on maps and reports into the Pacific War era.

Wartime History
After midnight of January 23, 1942 the Japanese Army's "South Seas Detachment" including the 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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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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