How many Marines died on Bougainville?
423 Marines dead
The capture of Bougainville resulted in 423 Marines dead and 1,418 wounded.
What Marine Division fought at Bougainville?
3rd Marine Division
The initial landing force for Bougainville was the 3rd Marine Division, commanded by Marine General A. H. Turnage, USMC. The amphibious force led by Rear Admiral Theodore S. Wilkinson, USN, landed approximately 14,300 troops at Cape Toronkina.
Who fought at Bougainville?
|Julius Chan Jerry Singirok ( WIA ) Paias Wingti Bill Skate Rabbie Namaliu
|Francis Ona Sam Kauona Theodore Miriung † Ishmael Toroama Joseph Kabui
|~800 soldiers 150 police Several thousand resistance fighters 4 UH-1 Iroquois helicopters 4 Pacific-class patrol boats
|Casualties and losses
Who won the battle of Bougainville?
|1 November 1943 – 21 August 1945
|6°8′S 155°18′ECoordinates: 6°8′S 155°18′E Bougainville, Territory of New Guinea (geographically part of the Solomon Islands)
Is Bougainville part of the Solomon Islands?
Bougainville Island, easternmost island of Papua New Guinea, in the Solomon Sea, southwestern Pacific. With Buka Island and several island groups, it forms the autonomous region of Bougainville. Geographically, Bougainville is the largest of the Solomon Islands, located near the northern end of that chain.
Is there gold in Bougainville?
The Panguna mine is a large copper mine located in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville, in the east of Papua New Guinea….Panguna mine.
|Copper, gold, silver
How did the Bougainville conflict end?
Papua New Guinea–Bougainville The peace agreement signed in 2001 in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea (PNG), ended the most violent conflict in the South Pacific since World War Two.
What are people from Bougainville called?
Present-day Bougainvilleans are descended from a mixture of the two populations, and both Austronesian and non-Austronesian languages are spoken to this day. In 1616, Dutch explorers Willem Schouten and Jacob Le Maire became the first Europeans to sight the islands.