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1943-01-07. PAPUA, GIROPA POINT. MEMBERS OF 2/12TH INFANTRY BATTALION ADVANCE AS GENERAL STUART M3 LIGHT TANKS MANNED BY B SQUADRON, 2/6TH ARMOURED REGIMENT, BLAST JAPANESE PILLBOXES IN THE FINAL ...

1943-01-07. PAPUA, GIROPA POINT. MEMBERS OF 2/12TH INFANTRY BATTALION ADVANCE AS GENERAL STUART M3 LIGHT TANKS MANNED BY B SQUADRON, 2/6TH ARMOURED REGIMENT, BLAST JAPANESE PILLBOXES IN THE FINAL ...

American soldier sleeping against a tree, after fierce fighting to take control of the area. Papua New Guinea, 1943.

American soldier sleeping against a tree, after fierce fighting to take control of the area. Papua New Guinea, 1943.

Australian Riflemen Passing Abandoned Japanese Tanks The photo was taken at Milne Bay New Guinea September 1942 on the track to Rabi. The patrol is from the 61st Battalion of the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade

Australian Riflemen Passing Abandoned Japanese Tanks The photo was taken at Milne Bay New Guinea September 1942 on the track to Rabi. The patrol is from the 61st Battalion of the 7th Australian Infantry Brigade

US Marines sitting atop a M3 light tank, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, late Dec 1943

[Photo] US Marines sitting atop a M3 light tank, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, late Dec 1943; note fallen Japanese soldiers

US Marines sitting atop a M3 light tank, Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, late Dec 1943

2nd January 1943: U.S. and Australian troops win a hard victory.  The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 – 1943: Australian manned Stuart tanks of 2/6 Australian Armoured Regiment advance toward Buna.

2nd January 1943: U.S. and Australian troops win a hard victory. The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 – 1943: Australian manned Stuart tanks of 2/6 Australian Armoured Regiment advance toward Buna.

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 1943. 015571 | Australian War Memorial

The Battle of Noemfoor was a battle of World War II that took place on the island of Noemfoor, in Dutch New Guinea, between 2 July and 31 August 1944. United States and Australian forces attacked to capture Japanese bases on the island

The Battle of Noemfoor was a battle of World War II that took place on the island of Noemfoor, in Dutch New Guinea, between 2 July and 31 August 1944. United States and Australian forces attacked to capture Japanese bases on the 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,

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,

A Bren gun team of 2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion support an attack on Mount Shiburangu, near Wewak in Papua New Guinea.

A Bren gun team of 2/8th Australian Infantry Battalion support an attack on Mount Shiburangu, near Wewak in Papua New Guinea.

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