Saturday, August 24, 2013

Aug

24

1943

Facing a Japanese night attack on New Guinea

The Campaign in New Guinea, December 1942 - 1943: Australian troops move up along the north coast of New Guinea toward Sanananda.

At the same time Jack Parker, who was wounded in the leg early in the piece by a bullet before he had time to get out of bed, and Lt. Bryant, were in the command post unarmed when three or four Japs came in. Jack was still in bed and Bryant hid in a corner while the Japs rummaged around looking for documents. They knocked all the command post equipment about, knocking the wireless set to the ground but not damaging it.