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    Rambutyo Island Manus Province¬†Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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Lat 2° 17' 60S Long 147° 49' 0 ¬†Rambutyo Island located to the east of Manus Island.

Wartime History
On April 3, 1944, after a US Navy shore bombardment, US Army troops from the 12th Cavalry, 2nd Squadron (reinforced) with two platoons of engineers and two platoons of shore battalion troops landed at noon and met no enemy resistance on the island.

Some Japanese were thought to be hiding in the rugged interior, so the 2d Squadron was tasked with the mopping-up operation trekking over unusually steep country and heavy jungle, where water was hard to find. By 23 April, with the aid of an ANGAU warrant officer and native guides and patrols, 30 Japanese had been killed and 5 more captured. Further mopping up was left to the native police recruited by ANGAU.

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018

 

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