Battle of Arawe order of battle

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United States landing craft and soldiers approach the beach at Arawe

This is an order of battle listing the Allied and Japanese forces involved in the Battle of Arawe from 15 December 1943 to 24 February 1944.

Allies[edit]

Ground forces[edit]

Naval forces[edit]

Japan[edit]

Ground forces[edit]

  • Merkus Garrison (withdrew after the Allied landing)
  • Komori Force
    • 1st Battalion, 81st Infantry Regiment (headquarters, two rifle companies, one machine gun platoon only, arrived 25 December)[12]
      • Company, 54th Infantry Regiment[13]
      • Engineers[13]
    • 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment (arrived 29 December)[14]
    • Detachments from other units were also assigned to the Arawe area[13]

Naval forces[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rottman (2009), p. 24
  2. ^ Shaw and Kane (1963), p. 392
  3. ^ Miller (1959), p. 277
  4. ^ Miller (1959), p. 288
  5. ^ Miller (1959), p. 289
  6. ^ a b c Gill (1968), p. 338
  7. ^ a b Morison (1958), p. 374
  8. ^ Miller (1959), p. 283–284
  9. ^ Shaw and Kane (1963), p. 336
  10. ^ Barbey (1969), pp. 103–104
  11. ^ Shaw and Kane (1963), pp. 339–340
  12. ^ Shaw and Kane (1963), pp. 327–328 and 343
  13. ^ a b c Miller (1959), p. 280
  14. ^ Shaw and Kane (1963), p. 391
  15. ^ a b Hata (2011), p. 65
  16. ^ Hata (2011), p. 66
  17. ^ a b Hata (2011), pp. 66–68
  18. ^ Hata (2011), p. 68

References[edit]