6 Nov 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • About 600 British prisoners of war arrived at Kokopo, New Britain as slave laborers. Most of them would soon be sent to Ballale island in the Solomon Islands to build an airfield. ww2dbase [Kokopo, New Britain | CPC]
25 Feb 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • The supply depot on the coast near Kokopo, New Britain was bombarded by US destroyers for 30 minutes starting at about 2330 hours; a warehouse was damaged by fires. 2,000 5-inch shells were expended by the US Navy on this bombardment. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 3 | Kokopo, New Britain | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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