2° 4' 0S Long 147° 37' 60E Pak Island is located off Manus Island and Rambutyo Island in the Admiralty Island Group (Admiralty Islands). Prewar and during the Pacific War part of the Territory of New Guinea. Today located in Manus
Province in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
On April 9, 1943 the 1st Squadron of the 12th Cavarly
occupied Pak Island. Three prisoners, captured on April 10, 1944, had escaped
from Rambutyo by native canoe. On
12 April more Japanese were found on the east end of Pak and destroyed,
eight of them in a large coral cave from which they fought until the
cave was blown in on them by a demolition section from the 8th Engineers.
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October 23, 2019