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    Soraken Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea (PNG)
Location
Soraken is located on the Soraken peninsula in northwest of Bougainville Island. Borders Soraken Harbor to the north and east. Today located in Kunua Rural LLG of Northern Bougainville District in Autonomous Region of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Prewar
During 1913, Soraken plantation was established with coconut palms harvesting copra with a railway tramway line that spanned 21 kilometers (13 miles) to transport copra.

Wartime History
During 1942 occupied by the Japanese and used as a supply area and base. In December 1943 until the middle of 1944 attacked by Allied aircraft. Occupied by the Japanese until 1945 when the Australian Army 11th Brigade occupied the Soraken Peninsula.

Allied missions against Soraken
December 12, 1943–May 31, 1944

References
ANU "Burns Philp & Company - Photographs of Soraken, Bougainville" AU NBAC N115-520

The Hard Slog (2012) by Karl James pages 24, 115, 119-129, 142, 248, 262, 318 (index)

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June 15, 2019

 

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Oct 22, 1943
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