Battle for Piva Trail

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Battle for Piva Trail
Part of Bougainville Campaign, Pacific War
Date 8-9 November 1943
Location Bougainville Island
Result Allied victory
United States United States Empire of Japan Empire of Japan
Commanders and leaders
Roy Geiger

The Battle for Piva Trail was a battle between United States Marine Corps and Imperial Japanese Army forces on Bougainville Island. The battle took place on 8–9 November 1943 during the Bougainville campaign.


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