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by Richard W. Titus
Self-Published  1994
Spiral Bound (2nd Edition)
200+ pages
Photos, Maps

Language: English

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Come What Will
A Chronicle of Georgia's 101st Separate Coast Artillery Battalion Antiaircraft, Automatic Weapons Limited to the Period February 16, 1942 -- January 1, 1944 The First American Ground Combat Troops In New Guinea World War II

This book was written by Lt. Col Richard W. Titus, a member of the 101st AAA and commanding officer of Battery C based at Port Moresby and Milne Bay. This book is out of print and largely unavailable, aside for a few copies in libraries, archives and museums.

The book covers the period starting January 16, 1942 with activation in Georgia, embarking aboard the HMS Queen Mary across the Pacific to Australia. Next, the 101st AAA took another ship to Port Moresby and established .50 caliber machine gun positions to defend the town and airfields from attacks by enemy aircraft. The book chronicles the authors memories of numerous Japanese air raids against Port Moresby. The narrative ends on January 1, 1944.

Review by Justin Taylan  

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September 21, 2023

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