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Lat S 4° 51' E Long 152° 52' Cape Saint George is located at the southeastern tip of New Ireland. Borders Saint Georges Channel to the west. Also known as "Cape St. George". Sometimes spelled "Cape Saint Georges" incorrectly. Today located in Konoagil Rural LLG, New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
During early 1942 occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945. During the night of November 25-26, 1942 the Battle of Cape St. Georgewas fought to the east. By 1944, the Japanese Navy established a radar site defended by anti-aircraft guns at this location to provide early warning for Allied aircraft approaching from Bougainville and the Solomon Islands. During December 1943-February 1944, this location was used as a rendezvous point for Allied bombers and fighters on their way to or from targets elsewhere in New Ireland or beyond in East New Britain or Rabaul.
Allied missions against Cape Saint George and Saint Georges Channel
Type 2 Mark 1 Model 2 Radar
Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 1)
Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 2)
Twin 25mm Anti-Aircraft Gun Type 96 (No. 3)
TDR-1 Attack Drone
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