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8 Jun 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Men of the Japanese Kure No. 3 Special Naval Landing Force raided Simberi, New Ireland in search of coast watcher Cornelius Page; Page went into hiding. ww2dbase [Simberi, New Ireland | CPC]
16 Jun 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • An Australia PBY Catalina aircraft arrived at Simberi, New Ireland to pick up coast watcher Cornelius Page, not knowing that Page had gone into hiding eight days prior in response to a Japanese raid. ww2dbase [Simberi, New Ireland | CPC]
20 Jun 1942

Australian New Guinea
  • Japanese troops aboard Seki Maru No. 3 found and captured coast watcher Cornelius Page on Simberi, New Ireland. ww2dbase [Simberi, New Ireland | CPC]

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