This day in Australian Military History(16 Nov)




 
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November 15th, 2004  
LIPS
 
 

Topic: This day in Australian Military History(16 Nov)


1942
Battle for Buna-Gona, Papua New Guinea
Units involved the 7 Division which included 16,18,21,25 & 30 Brigades

Unit/CORPS Birthday: 8/12 MDM REGT (1973) RAA
November 15th, 2004  
Young Winston
 
 
Another gutsy effort by the Aussies!!!! The battle is not always well recognised in history. Tough jungle warfare against a desparate Japanese defense.

Doug MacArthur (that big actor!) accussed the Aussies of being too slow!!!
November 16th, 2004  
AussieNick
 
Your right, a not often mentioned effort by the Australians. We had fellas fighting with inadequate equipment and sick as dogs, but they did the job they had to do. Here's to them.
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November 16th, 2004  
Locke
 
 
both my grandfathers will in WW2
neither spoke much about what they did, they focused thier post war lifes on thier families.
*to all participants in wars, everywhere*
November 16th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
We all thank Australia for doing the right thing. In the past and in the present.