-6°31'4.55" Long 155°9'53.87" Mutupina Point is located on the western coast of Bougainville Island in Papua New Guinea. Borders Gazelle Harbor and Empress Augusta Bay to the west. To the north is Torokina. Also spelled "Motupena". Today located in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
early 1942 occupied by the Japanese and used to a limited degree as an anchorage and barge staging area. Attacked by Allied aircraft during late 1943 until early January 1944. By early Janaury 1944, abandonded by the Japanese as they withdrew inland to the south.
American missions against Mutupina Point
November 24, 1943–January 4, 1944
On January 24, 1945, a platoon from the Australian Army 25th Battalion, "D" Company
landed at Motupena Point and set off down the coast towards Toko. Afterwards, this location was developed into a rest area for Australian troops fighting in southern Bougainville.
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June 15, 2019