Battle of Viru Harbor
|Battle of Viru Harbor|
|Part of the Pacific Theater of World War II|
U.S. Navy landing craft unload troops at Viru shortly after the harbor was secured by Marine Raiders on 1 July 1943
|Commanders and leaders|
|Michael S. Currin|| Minoru Sasaki
|Casualties and losses|
|13 killed||61 killed|
A battalion of U.S. Marine Raiders landed at a remote location, marched overland, and attacked a force of Imperial Japanese Navy and Army troops that were guarding Viru Harbor. The Marines drove the Japanese out of Viru, which was then occupied by additional U.S. Army soldiers and U.S. Navy personnel and ships.
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