- January 3 - Rabaul bombed for the first time
- Japanese land at Rabaul
- February 3 - Port Moresby bombed
- Gebruary 10 - Japanese land at Gasmata
- March 9 - Japanese land at Salamaua, Lae
- March 26 - Japanese radio announces "fall" of Port Moresby
- July 22 - Japanese land at Buna-Gona
- August 3 - Japanese capture Kokoda
- August 27 - Japanese land at Milne Bay
- August 31 - Japanese evacuate Milne Bay
- September 15 - Japanese halted at Ioribaiwa
- September 29 - Australians begin counter-attack
- October 25 - Port Moresby bombed for 85th time
- November 2 - Australians recapture Kokoda
- November 8 - Announed American troops flown by air and were taking part in the Papuan action
- Announced General MacArthur, General Blamey, Lieut. General Kenny were directing campaign from field.
- December 9 - The Australians occupy Gona
- December 15 - The Americans occupy Buna village
- December 18 - Port Moresby bombed for 95th time
- December 21 - General Horri killed in action
- December 28 - Lockheed Lightnings in action. In first encounter they shot down 13 Zeros two dive bombers.
Significant Events In The Papuan Campaign
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:25 PM
Posted 22 July 2008 - 10:28 PM
- January 2 - Final beachhead at Buna falls
- January 8 - General MacArthur announces 333 Japanese aircraft and more than 260 vessels destroyed since July 23.
- January 22 - Sananada falls
- January 23 - All organised enemy resistance over-come in Sananada area
- January 24 - Liquidation of enemy complete in Sananada, with heavy losses to Japanese troops and material.
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