March 6,1944-March 6,2004

Assault on Volupai Plantation and Talasea, Willaumez Peninsula, New Britain March 6,1944



On March 6,1944, Company A of the 533rd EBSR transported elements of the 5th Marines on a mission to the Willaumez Peninsula on the north coast of New Britain. The mission was designed to move the Allies closer to the Japanese stronghold at Rabaul and to cut off Japanese troops retreating from Cape Gloucester. Following are scans of the original plans carried on the 533rd Navigation boat for this mission. This was the first action by Company A who had arrived in the SWPA two months before. The first assault by the 533rd had taken place by Company C the previous day at Yalau Plantation, New Guinea.

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