Marines in World War II Commemorative Series - Cape Gloucester: The Green Inferno, Major General WIlliam Rupertus, New Britain, Borgen Bay, Volupai-Talasea, LCMs, DUKWs
By Progressive Management
Published: January 17, 2013.
On the early morning of 26 December 1943, Marines poised off the coast of Japanese-held New Britain could barely make out the mile-high bulk of Mount Talawe against a sky growing light with the approach of dawn. Flame billowed from the guns of American and Australian cruisers and destroyers, shattering the early morning calm.