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W.W. II, Jan 1944, Marines carry their weapons and ammunition overhead as they wade through a wetland area at Cape Gloucester

January 1944 U. Marines carry their weapons and ammunition overhead as they wade through a wetland area at Cape Gloucester, New Britain Island

The Aitape–Wewak campaign was one of the final campaigns of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. Between November 1944 and the end of the war in August 1945, the Australian 6th Division, with air and naval support, fought the Imperial Japanese 18th Army in northern New Guinea. Considered a 'mopping up' operation by the Australians, and although ultimately successful for them with the Japanese forces cleared from the coastal areas and driven inland,

Australian infantrymen resting on a river bank before attacking Japanese positions near Matapau in January 1945

Captured by Americans Japanese fighter Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien at the airport of Cape Gloucester. According to the classification Allied fighter Ki-61 was code-named Tony.

Captured by Americans Japanese fighter Kawasaki Hien at the airport of Cape Gloucester. According to the classification Allied fighter was code-named Tony.

New Guinea 1943-1944, Australian Army

The Finisterre Range campaign, also known as the Ramu Valley–Finisterre Range campaign, was a series of actions in the New Guinea campaign of World War II. Several actions in the campaign are sometimes known collectively as the Battle of Shaggy Ridge

WEWAK AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-27. PTE V.R. MAURER, INTELLIGENCE SECTION, 2/8 INFANTRY BATTALION, SEARCHING A DEAD JAPANESE SOLDIER FOR DOCUMENTS.

WEWAK AREA, NEW GUINEA, 1945-06-27. PTE V.R. MAURER, INTELLIGENCE SECTION, 2/8 INFANTRY BATTALION, SEARCHING A DEAD JAPANESE SOLDIER FOR DOCUMENTS.

The invasion of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943.

"Invasion of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 24 Dec. Crammed with men and material for the invasion, this Coast Guard- manned LST nears the Japanese held shore. Troops shown in the picture are Marines.

Buna January 7 1943 Australian forces attack Japanese Positions near Buna Dutch New Guinea

Armour in The Pacific - Stuart tank on New Guinea with Australian infantry,

New Guinnea, Mount Tambu fighting. Within sound of rifle, artillery and mortar fire, Chaplain Patrick (Theo) O'Keefe of Headquarters, 17th Brigade, holds mass alongside a stream at the foot of Mount Tambu, 10 Aug 1943.

New Guinnea, Mount Tambu fighting. Within sound of rifle, artillery and mortar fire, Chaplain Patrick (Theo) O'Keefe of Headquarters, 17th Brigade, holds mass alongside a stream at the foot of Mount Tambu, 10 Aug 1943.

Native litter bearers evacuate an American casualty across the Driniumor River in New Guinea, 1944. (US Center of Military History)

JUL 11 1944 A desperate Japanese breakout on New Guinea Native litter bearers evacuate a casualty across the Driniumor River near Afua Village.

Gona area, Papua, c. 1942-12-16. A group of native Papuan soldiers, possibly members of the Papuan Infantry Battalion

Gona area, Papua, c. A group of native Papuan soldiers, possibly members of the Papuan Infantry Battalion, sits on either side of a wooden bridge over a stream probably on the road from .

1943-01-07; PAPUA, New Guinea; GIROPA POINT

Buna January 7 1943 Australian forces attack Japanese Positions near Buna Dutch New Guinea

LST-68 at Oro Bay, New Guinea, with US Marine casualties returning from Cape Gloucester, New Britain being assisted into WC54 ambulances, 8 January 1944 (US Army Signal Corps)

[Photo] LST-68 at Oro Bay, New Guinea, with US Marine casualties returning from Cape Gloucester, New Britain being assisted into WC54 ambulances, 8 Jan 1944

at Oro Bay, New Guinea, with US Marine casualties returning from Cape Gloucester, New Britain being assisted into ambulances, 8 January 1944 (US Army Signal Corps)

Mount Tambu, New Guinea. Wounded and sick troops rest at an Advanced Dressing Station established at House Banana on a track leading back from the fighting at Mount Tambu, August 1943. 015571 | Australian War Memorial

Mount Tambu, New Guinea. Wounded and sick troops rest at an Advanced Dressing Station established at House Banana on a track leading back from the fighting at Mount Tambu, August 015571

Commanding officer of a Marine battalion communicates with a 'walkie-talkie'. Lt. Colonel John Weber talks to company commanders during combat against the Japanese on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Jan. 1944.

Commanding Officer Of A Marine Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Lieutenant Colonel John Weber, commanding officer of a Marine battalion on Cape Gloucester receives a report from one of his company commanders, January 1944

SINGORKAI, NEW GUINEA. 1944-03-19. NATIVE SOLDIERS OF A PLATOON, C COMPANY, PAPUAN INFANTRY BATTALION UNLOADING FROM THE AM53 KAURI WITH A DETACHMENT OF SIGNALS AND CIPHER PERSONNEL

SINGORKAI, NEW GUINEA. 1944-03-19. NATIVE SOLDIERS OF A PLATOON, C COMPANY, PAPUAN INFANTRY BATTALION UNLOADING FROM THE AM53 KAURI WITH A DETACHMENT OF SIGNALS AND CIPHER PERSONNEL

HANSA BAY, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-21. SERGEANT J.H. IKUTA, ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (1) INTERROGATING A JAPANESE SOLDIER CAPTURED BY MEMBERS OF THE PAPUAN INFANTRY BATTALION.

HANSA BAY, NEW GUINEA. 1944-06-21. SERGEANT J.H. IKUTA, ALLIED TRANSLATOR AND INTELLIGENCE SERVICE (1) INTERROGATING A JAPANESE SOLDIER CAPTURED BY MEMBERS OF THE PAPUAN INFANTRY BATTALION.