Created by Tom Horn on 18 May 2011, Last Update on 18 May 2011

Wakde - 15 May 1944

759 Japanese troops are killed during the capture of Wakde island by US troops from the 163rd Regimental Combat Team of the 41st Infantry Division (supported by naval task force 77). 40 American troops are killed during the operation.

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Tags : Papua New Guinea,United States,Japan,Land,Naval,Pacific,Combat

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