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From the Air, Sea and Land: The Capture of Lae

Dean, Peter


At 1035 on 5 September 1943 Colonel Kenneth H. Kinsler, Commanding Officer (CO) of the US 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR), leapt out of his Dakota transport aircraft into combat. Within four and a half minutes some 81 transport aircraft had landed his regiment on three separate landing zones near the abandoned airfield at Nadzab, 27 kilometres from the main Japanese base in New Guinea at Lae. As Kinsler floated through the smoke screen towards the drop zone aircraft of the US Fifth Air...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Australia 1943: The Liberation of New Guinea
DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781107445239.016

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