This Virtual Staff Ride (VSR) examines the Battle of Munda Point during the New Georgia Campaign in the Pacific Theater during World War II. The study focuses on the efforts of the 43d Infantry Division and the XIV Corps to seize Munda Airfield from Japanese defenders between 29 June and 5 August 1943.
It studies joint operations in forcible entry and amphibious operations, operational decisions at corps and division level, tactical decisions at division, regimental, and battalion level, and the unique challenges of warfare in jungle environments. The challenges of sustainment in forcible entry operations and jungle warfare are also considered. A module dedicated to health service support is available to participants.
The Munda Point VSR is fully exportable to any organization that has access to the Army-licensed gaming software, Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3). Each exportable package includes full instructor support materials, student readings, and instructions on how to use everything. Please see below.