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Operation Squarepeg: The Allied Invasion of the Green Islands, February 1944

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In late January 1944 a force of New Zealand soldiers and Allied specialists undertook a daring, behind the lines reconnaissance of the Japanese-held Green Islands of Papua New Guinea. The New Zealand Army's largest amphibious operation of World War II followed two weeks later. The Japanese contested the invasion with air power and inflicted heavy damage on the American cruiser USS St. Louis. After a successful landing, the New Zealanders pushed inland and encountered fanatical Japanese defenders entrenched in thick jungle. ...

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Operation Squarepeg: The Allied Invasion of the Green Islands, February 1944
2018, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786478385

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