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.
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
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
Do you have photos or additional information to add?
January 8, 2014