Battle of Sansapor
|Battle of Sansapor|
|Part of World War II, Pacific War|
Columns of troop-packed Landing Craft Infantry's en route for the invasion of Sansapor.
|United States||Empire of Japan|
|Casualties and losses|
|34 killed, 85 wounded, plus nine dead from scrub typhus|
The landings occurred on 30 July 1944, consisting of elements of the United States Army's 6th Infantry Division at Cape Opmarai on the mainland, and on Middelburg and Amsterdam Islands to the northwest. The landings were unopposed apart from encounters with a few enemy stragglers. On 31 July, shore-to shore landings from Cape Opmarai were carried out at Sansapor.
The Japanese garrison at Manokwari was cut off and attempted to retreat to Sorong. The operation was finalised on 31 August, with casualties of 34 killed and 85 wounded, plus nine dead from scrub typhus.
- Morison, Samuel Eliot (2001). History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944 – August 1944. University of Illinois Press. pp. 140–4. ISBN 0-252-07038-0.