The main attack on Munda Airfield came from the east by the 43rd Infantry Division. The main line of defense ran from Ilangana on Roviana Lagoon northwest for 3,000 yards, manned by the Japanese 229th Infantry Regiment. The defenses centered on mutually-supporting pillboxes of log and coral in well-concealed terrain. The assault began on 7 July from a line of departure on the Bairike River. Two days later, the Defense Battalion, landed at the western tip of Munda Point to participate in a quick strike that the Allies hoped would put Munda Airfield in their hands in a few days.
Attacker: American (172nd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division)
Defender: Japanese (229th Infantry Regiment)
Turns: 6.5 Players: 2 OBA: None Night: No
Munda Airfield, New Georgia, Solomon Islands 1943-07-10