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    Numa Numa (Numanuma) Bougainville Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

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Roy Preston 1945

Location
Numa Numa village is located on the eastern coast of Bougainville Island. Borders Numa Numa Harbor.

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese Army and developed into a base area.

American missions against Numa Numa
May 31, 1943 - May 17, 1944

During July 1945, Australian patrols reached the coast at Numa Numa, but the village remained occupied by the Japanese until September 1945.

Numa Numa Trail
Trail that ran from Numa Numa in the east coast, over the central mountains of Bougainville to Torokina on the western side of the island.

References
Australian Army Campaigns in New Guinea: Bougainville

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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