|Army||1. Guadalcanal, Port Moresby||Navy||1. Guadalcanal – early stage|
|2. Guadalcanal, Buna||2. Guadalcanal - withdrawal|
|3. Salamaua, Munda||3. After Guadalcanal|
|4. Finschhafen, Torokina||Air||1. Eastern New Guinea|
|5. Aitape, Rabaul||2. Western New Guinea|
Members of the 13th Infantry Regiment formed a special attack unit and advanced from the north of the Road A (Buin Road) to the northern Tai Tai area. They left there on 8 July (in 1945) with the order to infiltrate (= harass) the rear of the enemy.
I made a regiment infiltrate the rear of the enemy and bar the way for vehicles. I also ordered them to collect sweet potatoes they planted a few months ago, organise food supplies in the area, and all of them to infiltrate the rear of the enemy. The (13th Infantry) regiment commander and a total of 400 soldiers were engaged in this mission. They had one grenade, about 15 bullets and a packet or two of dry bread each. Although food supplies and communication with the main forces remained disrupted till the end of the war, my men became better nourished thanks to the food snatched in the infiltration attacks.