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Australian soldiers hike over the Owen Stanleys to attack Kokoda. 1942. Movie

Australian soldiers are flown in when green American troops cannot take Buna. December 1942. Movie

Internet Links

New Guinea campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Western New Guinea campaign - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Buna-Gona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of the Bismarck Sea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Japanese Army and Navy Strategies for South Seas areas (1942) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Official US Army history of the New Guinea Campaign

HyperWar: New Guinea Campaign: Contents

Remembering the war in New Guinea

Remember Kokoda

U.S. Army Divisions of World War II - New Guinea Campaign

History of the 380th Bomb Group

The Kokoda Trail (PDF)

Air Power in the New Guinea Campaign (PDF)

New Guinea

Kokoda Trail; our most famous battle of WW2

Historic Wings : Battle of the Bismarck Sea
The Battle of the Bismarck Sea was crucial turning point in Japan's plans to expand its holdings in the Pacific southward toward and into Australia. It was a battle of air power, fought by dozens of airplanes at a time, rather than the hundreds that flew on massed missions against the Germans over Europe. Coming soon after the Americans had defeated the Japanese at Guadacanal, the Battle of the Bismarck Sea sealed the fate of the Japanese plans against New Guinea. But it was not an easy win, by any means. It would take every aircraft the Allies had and a handful of new innovations to defeat what was considered a superior, well-supplied Japanese force at Rabaul.

Battle for Australia Council
The Battle for Australia was a struggle never before envisaged in this country but yet much of it still remains unknown. It was a struggle that stretched our national resources to the limit; which saw the bombing of mainland Australia; the attack by midget submarines on Sydney Harbour; and raised the spectre of the threat of a possible invasion through Papua New Guinea.

Long Lancers

The Campaigns of General MacArthur

5th Army Air Force - Ken's Men

PAPUAN CAMPAIGN: The Buna-Sanananda Operation 16 November 1942 - 23 January 1943

Gona Buna Sanananda, hard slog but Japs beaten