In early 1943, the strategic situation in central New Guinea remained unresolved. The Japanese build-up created an expectation that the Japanese would move first. To counter these expectations, Australian commander Lt. Col. Fleay mustered 300 Australian commandos and launched a raid against the key Japanese outpost at Mubo. This village was located approximately 20 kilometers from the Japanese-held coastal village of Salamaua, the scene of an earlier successful ANZAC raid. Fleay sought to surround Mubo and then launch an attack. Australian commandos from the 2/5th and 2/7th Independent Companies were broken into five parties and after a long march through jungle and mountainous terrain sought to attack Mubo from three directions. A reinforced company of naval troops from the 2nd Maizuru SNLP protected this outpost and its neighboring airfield.
Attacker: Australian (Winning's Party | Ridley's Party | MacAdie's Party)
Defender: Japanese (2nd Maizuru Special Naval Landing Party)
Turns: 5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Mubo, New Guinea 1943-01-11
Squads: A:13.5 D:14.0
AFVs: A:0 D:0
Guns: A:1 OML 3-in. Mortar x 1 D:1 Type 98 High-Angle Machine Cannon x 1