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    Ghizo Island Western Province Solomon Islands

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October 5, 1942

Location
Lat 8° 5' 60S Long 156° 50' 60E  Ghizo Island is located to the west of New Georgia and Kolombangara. Named after an infamous local head-hunter. The largest settlement, Gizo (Gizo Government Station) is located on the eastern side of the island bordering Gizo Harbor. Today, flights from Honiara Airport land at nearby Nusatupe Island.

Wartime History
A contingent of Kure 6th Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) Reksentai (Marines) occupied Gizo during March 1943 without opposition. "Gizo Jima Kantei" (Gizo Island Quite Revolt) began on July 23, 1943 until October 10, 1943.

Gizo (Gizo Town, Gizo Government Station)
Located on the eastern side of the island

Gizo Harbor
Harbor bordering Gizo Town

Nusatupe Island (Nusa Tupe)
Small island two kilometers east of Gizo with postwar built Gizo Airport

SBD-4 Dauntless 06738
Pilot Collins ditched January 10, 1944

F4U Corsair Bureau Number ?
Ditched off Ghizo

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