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With opns on Los Negros in the mopping up stage, the 1st Cav Division's 2d BDE moved on Manus, the next island across Seeadler Harbor in the Admiralty archipelago.

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On 11 March, reconnaissance patrols landed on three small offshore islands, including Hauwei and Butjo Luto, to determine if they were suitable for positioning artillery to support the amphibious landing on Manus.
On 12 March, 2d Squadron of the 7th Cav made an amphibious assault with air, naval gunfire and artillery support, and overcame the Japanese defenders the next day with the aid of a tank. The division then positioned two field artillery battalions on Hauwei and one on Butjo Luto.
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