Originally shared by Quarto Explores

Source: MacArthur Memorial/ Fortress Rabaul

Allied antiaircraft guns were sparse at Port Moresby during the early months of the war. Eventually, large-bore guns, such as this 3-inch weapon of the 94th Coastal Artillery, were installed in protected emplacements to defend against Japanese bombers.

In Fortress Rabaul, (and today’s blog post) author Bruce Gamble explains why Port Moresby mattered in the fight for #Rabaul. #WWII