Latitude and longitude of Bombing of Rabaul (November 1943)

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The Allies of World War II conducted an air attack upon a cruiser force at the major Japanese base of Rabaul in November 1943. In response to the Allied invasion of Bougainville, the Japanese had brought a strong cruiser force down from Truk, their major naval base in the Caroline Islands about 800 miles north of Rabaul, to Rabaul in preparation for a night engagement against the Allied supply and support shipping. Allied carrier- and land-based planes attacked the Japanese ships, airfields, and port facilities on the island of New Britain to protect the Allied amphibious invasion of Bougainville. As a result of the Rabaul raids, the Japanese naval forces could no longer threaten the landings.

Latitude: -4° 11' 34.80" S
Longitude: 152° 10' 2.40" E

Nearest city to this article: Rabaul

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GPS coordinates of Bombing of Rabaul (November 1943), Papua New Guinea

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