Courage under Fire: Growing up in the South Pacific of WWII. Pt 4
The Battle of Buna Gona
It was a savage journey over the Owen Stanley Mountains for the men of the 2/126th. They finished their march and filed into the Natunga area on November 2, 1942. The arduous ordeal they experienced had taken its toll on the unit. The men wore ripped uniforms, most of them had missing underwear and socks. Their shoes were falling from their feet. Men, bearded and muddy, emerged after 42 days in the mountains. They were hungry, sick, and exhausted. They would get a few scant days to recover.
Suck it up and soldier on
The men of company E. spent a week getting resupplied and fed in the Natunga region. The battle of Buna…
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