World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Buna is Like This

Lieut. Paul Schwartz had only 13 men at his command, but he manipulated them with the tactical care of a field marshal. His patrol in jungle-matted New Guinea was working through to the coast beyond Buna. Near the grass-thatched village of Tarakena a Jap machine gun fired on them. Japs in foxholes and trenches held the village. Young Schwartz, seeing his patrol outnumbered, deployed two men to pin down the machine gun, two others as snipers on the village's sea flank. The remaining nine men and Schwartz charged the village firing. Surprised...

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