The Triangle was located near Buna, spanning the area from Buna Village to Buna Government
Station, a mile apart, separated an estuary known as Entrance Creek. Also known as "Bloody Triangle". Prewar, planted with coconut palm trees growing copra.
During late November 1942, the U. S. Army 32nd Infantry Division, 126th Infantry Regiment was assigned to this sector. Once fully deployed, they were ordered to attack Japanese defensive position in the area. Their advance met stiff resistance from entrenched and concealed defenders fighting from trenches and bunkers made of coconut logs. The area was nicknamed "The Triangle" or "Bloody Triangle" by the US Army 32nd Infantry Division. On December 20, 1942 the U. S. Army made a decision is made to bypass The Triangle.
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
August 25, 2018