Mivo River

Date from 26 June 1945
Date to 30 June 1945
Category Battle honours
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

This honour was awarded for participation in the successful advance from the Mobiai River to the Mivo River, in Bougainville’s Southern Sector. The Australians continued their successful tactic of advancing along two axes, along Buin and Commando Roads, moving with forward by patrolling actions, were infantry patrols had the support of tanks. The Australians were also able to call in artillery and air strikes to help overcome the Japanese defences. The Mivo was the limit of the Australian in the Southern Sector.