15 August 1942

While the 2/14th Battalion halts at the southern end of Track waiting for its supply line to be completed, the 39th starts to dig in at Isurava, establishing a defensive position there under command of Major Alan Cameron.

Salvo Officer Albert Moore takes photos of his 2/14th troops at Uberi as they wait. Of the five officers in one photo, only one man, Lindsay Mason, will return alive and he will be wounded.

Meanwhile, the 39th's new CO, Lt Col Ralph Honner, is hurrying up the Track aiming to join his new men at Isurava.