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Cape Gloucester: the fairway Inferno is a story of the actions of the Marine Corps. professional files and applicable ancient works have been utilized in compiling this chronicle, that's released for the knowledge of these drawn to the background of Cape Gloucester.

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The action on 7 March repre- ing as a guide for Company B. The gathering darkness, Gayle pulled sented a departure from plan. Smith first shots triggered an exchange of back from the mountain and dug in had intended that both Barba and fire that wounded the guide, killed at Bitokara Mission so artillery and Gayle attack, with the 3d Battalion, one Marine, and wounded a num- mortars could hammer the defenses 5th Marines, commanded since 12 ber of others. Afterward, the ad- throughout the night, but he left one January by Lieutenant Colonel vance resumed, but once again the company to defend the Talasea Harold 0.

Ture of which would protect the flank of MacArthur's advance to high ground that commanded the ion, 1st Marines, under Major trail. When they heard Chliek's Charles H. Brush, Jr. A patrol from two collided, the Japanese surprising the Marines in the act of crossing a small stream and pinning them down for some three hours until the approach of reinforcements from Company F forced the enemy to break off the action, take to the jungle, and bypass Kandoka. group open fire, Watkins and Brush On 9 April, the 3d Battalion, 1st Marines, under Lieutenant Colonel Hankins, replaced Brush's 1st Battalion and continued the search for enemy stragglers.

After losing additional time and a dozen lives crossing yet another river, the Kapaluk, Komori's troops straggled into Kandoka on the 24th, only to discover that the food and other supplies had been carried off toward Rabaul. Despite this crushing disappointment, Komori pressed on, his men continuing to live off the land as best they could. Five more men drowned in the fast- moving waters of the Kulu River, and a native hired as a guide defected. Already weakened physically, Komori came down with an attack of malaria, but he forced himself to continue.

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