The Battle of Buna-Gona saw Australian and Allied forces attack several cities in New Guinea captured by Japanese forces. On January 7th 1943, battalions like the one seen here (the 2/6th Armoured Regiment) were part of the successful final assault on Buna. This picture, taken during live battle, shows the machine guns on the front of the tanks pointed upward to shoot down snipers in the trees. This particular machine gun shot 10,000 rounds that day.

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

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1943-01-02. PAPUA, GIROPA POINT. GENERAL STUART M3 TANKS MANNED BY 7 TROOP, B SQUADRON, 2/6TH ARMOURED REGIMENT, ATTACK JAPANESE PILLBOXES IN THE FINAL ASSAULT ON BUNA. ON THE LEFT, WOUNDED SOLDIER ...

1943-01-02. PAPUA, GIROPA POINT. GENERAL STUART M3 TANKS MANNED BY 7 TROOP, B SQUADRON, 2/6TH ARMOURED REGIMENT, ATTACK JAPANESE PILLBOXES IN THE FINAL ASSAULT ON BUNA. ON THE LEFT, WOUNDED SOLDIER ...

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Outdoor group portrait of members of the 2/6 Armoured Regiment.  Front row, from left:  Trooper (Tpr) Eric Elder; NX48683 Maxwell Brennan Lenehan; Tpr Albert (surname unknown). Second row, from ...

Outdoor group portrait of members of the Armoured Regiment. Front row, from left: Trooper (Tpr) Eric Elder; Second row, from .

1942-12-05. PAPUA. CAMOUFLAGED AUSTRALIAN TANK AWAITING THE SIGNAL TO MOVE FORWARD INTO ATTACK IN THE BUNA ACTION. MEN ARE FROM 5 TROOP, B SQUADRON, 2/6TH AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED REGIMENT.

1942-12-05. PAPUA. CAMOUFLAGED AUSTRALIAN TANK AWAITING THE SIGNAL TO MOVE FORWARD INTO ATTACK IN THE BUNA ACTION. MEN ARE FROM 5 TROOP, B SQUADRON, 2/6TH AUSTRALIAN ARMOURED REGIMENT.

BUNA, PAPUA. 1952. AN AMERICAN GENERAL STUART M3 LIGHT TANK ABANDONED AMONGST THE KUNAI GRASS. IN 1942-12 THIS WAS MANNED BY 2/6TH ARMOURED REGIMENT IN SUPPORT OF 2/10TH BATTALION TROOPS ATTACKING ...

BUNA, PAPUA. 1952. AN AMERICAN GENERAL STUART M3 LIGHT TANK ABANDONED AMONGST THE KUNAI GRASS. IN 1942-12 THIS WAS MANNED BY 2/6TH ARMOURED REGIMENT IN SUPPORT OF 2/10TH BATTALION TROOPS ATTACKING ...

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Group portrait of five Australian soldiers in front of an Stuart Tank at Sanananda, New Guinea. Seated on the tank (second from right) is Lieutenant Max Schoeffel, Australian .

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Stuart Light Tanks New Guinea 1942 Stuart light tanks used at Buna onthe North coast of New Guinea. They proved to be 'bullet magnets' but helped destroy the many bunkers built by the Japanese on the coast where they made their last stand.

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Troops crouch behind an Stuart light tank as they wait to advance during the clearing out of pillboxes on the edge of Semini Creek.

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