Cape Gloucester Invasion, New Britain. 26-G-3046

Forces under MacArthur achieve landings at New Britain in the Bismarck Archipelago. From there, MacArthur begins to secure the western Solomons, New Guinea, and eventually the Philippines. With the operations of MacArthur and Halsey complementing each other in the southwest Pacific, the Allies mount another offensive to nearly parallel Nimitz’s path through the central Pacific toward Japan.