Lat 9° 16' 60S Long 148° 9' 0E Located in the center of New Guinea along the Kapa Kapa Trail (Kapa Kapa -
Jaure Track) at the headwaters of the Kumusi River. American wartime spelling "Jaure" or "Jauri". Also known as "Iaure" or "Taure". At this location, the trail splits into two tracks: one towards Waropi and the other further east
On October 4, 1942 US Army Captain Boice arrived at Jaure while conducting a reconnaissance of the Kapa Kapa Trail ahead of the main force from the 32nd Infantry Division, 126th Infantry Regiment.
During October 20-28, 1942 exhausted soldiers reached Jaure then continued on their trek, strung out due to their arduous crossing. At Jaure, Lt. Col. Henry A.
Geerds suffered a heart attack on the trail and was evacuated back to Port
Moresby. Major Herbert Smith (supply liaison officer) took over as battalion
HyperWar: US Army in WWII: Victory in Papua page 101, 102, 109, 111-117, 121 notes 26 & 27
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October 23, 2019