Lat 5° 57' 0S Long 155° 5' 60E Ibu village is located at the center of Bougainville Island.
During December 1944, Ibu was occupied by the 1st Fiji Battalion and developed into a strong point known as "Kameli Outpost". Road blocks were established along the approaches and patrols fanned out along the jungle trails. The Japanese, aware of the activities of the patrols based on Ibu, frequently tried to ambush them. Because of its value in supplying information, Griswold decided to retain the Ibu outpost for longer than at first anticipated.
American missions against Ibu
April 29 - May 14, 1944
Forward airfield built by hand during January 1944
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June 15, 2019