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South West Pacific Area

Definition/Scope: The term South West Pacific Area was used during World War II to describe an area patrolled by American naval and air units. The general area is all of Australia, New Guinea, Philippines, Borneo, Dutch East Indies and part of the Solomon Islands. It was previously known as the American-British-Dutch-Australian (ABDA) Command.



Use:

US Army, Pacific, Combatant Command, Geo


Acronym:

SWPA

Broader Terms:

Australia
Philippines

Related Terms:

Forward Deployed Naval Force


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