I know very little about the Pacific campaign in WWII, but have begun reading some of the online resources about it. I knew the Japanese had threatened mainland Australia from Papua and I knew the Australians fought hard in securing Papua, but I didn’t know any of the specifics. Anyway, enough of what I didn’t know, because there is a lot I don’t know.
Today is the anniversary of the Australians taking Gona, Papua. Read more, here.
If you want to know more about motorcycling in Papua, check out Peter & Kay Forwood.
Image credit: United States Military Academy at West Point, NY – Department of History– Atlas of WWII – Asian\Pacific Theater