The bodies of Japanese soldiers in the surf in New Guinea

bodies of Japanese soldiers

The bodies of Japanese soldiers lie on the beach in the surf zone on New Guinea.
In the background, a broken landing craft.
In the Battle of Buna – Gona, the American 32nd Infantry Division lost almost ninety percent of its personnel killed and wounded. From August 26, 1942 until the end of September 1944, the Japanese lost over 20,000 people in New Guinea.



Source of photo information:

  1. www.loc.gov




Location: New Guinea
Date of the photo: March 1943

In : 1943

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