World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Toward a Japless New Guinea?

For the first time in World War II, General Douglas MacArthur, who has much to his military credit, took the offensive by land, sea and air. The offensive was small, but it was the most important news to come out of MacArthur's headquarters in a long time.

By Air. MacArthur's surge had its beginnings in adversity last September, when the Japs routed Australian troops in the New Guinea mountains and pushed within 32 miles of Port Moresby, the key which locked the door against an invasion of Australia. For six months U.S....

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