Tag: Gona

Kokoda – A Personal Summary

In the Papuan campaign, thought to be the most significant battle fought by Australians in World War II, 2165 Australians were killed, 607 died on the Kokoda Track, 3533 were wounded and 29,000 suffered from tropical disease. Forced to repel a Japanese invasion force, which landed at Gona on the north coast of Papua on 21 July 1942, the Aussies…