Rabaul is a town located in Eastern New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Japanese forces landed on Rabaul on 23 February 1942, capturing it in February of that year. The former Australian territory was transformed into a major Japanese naval and air installation. It was heavily relied on by the Japanese, and was used as a launching point for Japanese reinforcements to New Guinea and Guadalcanal. Throughout the Solomons Campaign, neutralizing Rabaul became the primary objective of the Allied effort in the Solomons.

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  • Rabaul is a town located in Eastern New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Japanese forces landed on Rabaul on 23 February 1942, capturing it in February of that year. The former Australian territory was transformed into a major Japanese naval and air installation. It was heavily relied on by the Japanese, and was used as a launching point for Japanese reinforcements to New Guinea and Guadalcanal. Throughout the Solomons Campaign, neutralizing Rabaul became the primary objective of the Allied effort in the Solomons. (en)
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  • 151 aircraft, 25 of them bombers
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  • Imperial Japan
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  • 1943-12-17 (xsd:date)
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  • Allied victory; effectiveness of Japanese forces at Rabaul destroyed
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  • IJAAFandIJNaircraft
  • USMC,USAAF,USN, andRNZAFaircraft
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  • 34313096 (xsd:integer)
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  • 742884479 (xsd:integer)
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  • --08-02
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  • 250 (xsd:integer)
  • 789 (xsd:integer)
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http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/hypernym
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  • Rabaul is a town located in Eastern New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Japanese forces landed on Rabaul on 23 February 1942, capturing it in February of that year. The former Australian territory was transformed into a major Japanese naval and air installation. It was heavily relied on by the Japanese, and was used as a launching point for Japanese reinforcements to New Guinea and Guadalcanal. Throughout the Solomons Campaign, neutralizing Rabaul became the primary objective of the Allied effort in the Solomons. (en)
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  • Pacification of Rabaul (en)
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  • Pacification of Rabaul (en)
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