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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian05 Mar 2024 2:19 p.m. PST

The Battle of the Bismarck Sea was a pivotal WWII battle fought March 2-4, 1943, in the Southwest Pacific Area (SWPA). Allied aircraft from the US Fifth Airforce and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) attacked a convoy of Japanese ships transporting troop reinforcements to Lae, New Guinea. The Allies destroyed most of the convoy, and Japan suffered heavy losses, abandoning their plan to land more troops at Lae…

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Demosthenes Of Athens Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2024 11:27 p.m. PST

There is a contemporary newsreel about this from Australia which can be seen on YouTube -
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It was photographed by the famous Australian photographer and war documentary maker Damien Parer -
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