World: War Over Wau

The Japs began pouring their planes into a new sinkhole last week. Its name was Wau.

In 1926 gold was discovered in a humid, feverish valley on the northeast coast of New Guinea, about half way between Salamaua and Buna. Men rushed into the valley, an opposite in every way to the Yukon. To get their gold out, they built an airfield at Wau, on a plateau 3,000 feet high.

When the Japanese first took Lae and Salamaua early in 1942, an Australian garrison fell back to the Wau area, and held it all through the year, even after the Japs moved to...

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