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    Numa Numa (Numanuma) Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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Roy Preston 1945

Numa Numa village is located on the eastern coast of Bougainville Island. Borders Numa Numa Harbor. At Numa Numa begins the Numa Numa Trail. Today located in the Central Bougainville District in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (AROB) in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Wartime History
During 1942 occupied by the Japanese Army and developed into a base and staging area. Starting in the middle of 1943 until the end of the Pacific War, attacked by Allied aircraft. By July 1945, Australian patrols reached the coast at Numa Numa, but the village remained occupied by the Japanese until September 1945.

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

Numa Numa Trail (Numanuma Trail)
Prewar walking track that spanned from Numa Numa on the eastern coast of Bougainville across the central mountain range to the western coast.

Australian Army Campaigns in New Guinea: Bougainville

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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