Accession Number:

ADA160780

Title:

Battle Analysis: The Battle for Hollandia New Guinea Campaign World War II,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY SIGNAL CENTER AND FORT GORDON GA

Report Date:

1985-03-29

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

During the spring of 1944, American forces landed at Hollandia, New Guinea and conducted a major operation intended to cut off and isolate Japanese forces in eastern New Guinea. The distances involved in the operation and the jungle terrain encountered caused the American forces to undergo severe hardships, but the leadership of small-unit leaders persevered in spite of these difficulties. The operation secured two excellent harbors and airfields for MacArthurs advance toward the Philippine Islands. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE