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U.S. Army 112th Cavalry Regiment, December, 1943Download nowEnlargeShow similar images

Title: U.S. Army 112th Cavalry Regiment, December, 1943

Description: Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 112th Cavalry Regiment go ashore at Arawe, on the southern coast of New Britain, part of the territory of New Guinea, a landing part of Operation Cartwheel, which was aimed at isolating the powerful Japanese base at Rabaul; once taken, Arawe became an advance base for U.S. Navy PT boats, and where a radar station was quickly established, all preparatory to the invasion of Cape Gloucester; Japanese resistance at Arawe was stiff until U.S. troops launched an all-out attack on January 16, 1944, compelling Japanese defenders to remain in defensive positions at an airfield until they escaped when being evacuated to Rabaul in February 1944;

Date: December 15, 1943

Category: World War II

Keywords: Battle of Arawe, New Britain Campaign, December 1943-August 1945, Operation Cartwheel, Second World War, U.S. Army, World War II, WWII

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 1710 x 1398 (2.39 MPixels) (1.22)

Print Size: 14.5 x 11.8 cm; 5.7 x 4.7 inches

File Size: 6.85 MB (7,183,150 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000010277

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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