Operation Cartwheel, 1942-1943
New Britain, Bougainville, Rabaul, Admiralty Islands, New Georgia
Once the Japanese onslaught is halted in the many battles for Guadalcanal, Admiral King and General MacArthur devise a plan to slowly strangle the huge Japanese base at Rabaul on the island of New Britain. They devise Operation Cartwheel which will simultaneously move a combined Australian/US force through New Guinea and a US/New Zealand force through the northern Solomon Islands (New Georgia, Bougainville).
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