World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Where Were They?

At Hollandia there were crated Japanese airplane engines, heavy guns, trucks, tractors, a radio station, ammunition dumps, medical supplies, food — including beer, wine, French champagne, British marmalade. But there were few, if any, Japs. The strong American forces which had landed at Tanahamera and Humboldt Bays pushed rapidly inland this week, spearheaded by road-building bulldozers.

They swarmed across Lake Sentani in amphibious landing craft, quickly captured the three Hollandia airfields. Except for scattered sniping, the only Jap opposition was an ineffectual 14-plane torpedo attack on a U.S. destroyer in Hollandia Bay and a single plane bombing of the...

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