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    Matupi Harbor East New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USAAF January 5, 1943

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5th AF November 1943
Matupi Harbor is located off the southern tip of the Gazelle Peninsula of New Britain in East New Britain Province in Papua New Guinea. To the north is Mother, east is Tavurvur (Matupi Volcano), to the west is Matupi Island (Matupit), to the south is Blanche Bay. Further to the northwest is Lakunai Airfield and beyond is Rabaul. Also known as Matupit Harbor.

Wartime History
During the Japanese occupation of the area, Matupi Harbor was used by small vessels and barges as an anchorage on a limited basis. The Japanese established several gun batteries that could fire southward to defend Blanche Bay.

Allied mission against Matupi Harbor
January 23, 1944–October 15, 1944

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August 27, 2020


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March 18, 1943
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