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Archives Branch: Campaign Collections

Official records documenting the Marine Corps' involvement in various campaigns.

New Guinea, New Britain, Cape Gloucester


Official Documents from New Guinea, New Britain, and Cape Gloucester 


Collection consists of 4 boxes (2.0 linear feet) of official records.  Documents include operation orders, Operation plans, action reports, field orders, official correspondence and memoranda on the islands of New Guinea, New Britain, and Cape Gloucester.

The bulk of the documents were produced by the 1st Marine Division, the Seventh Amphibious Force, and the Sixth Army action during Operation Cartwheel and Operation Backhander.

If you have any questions about these collections, please contact the Archives at (703) 784-4685 or


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