Peter Flahavin  Guadalcanal Revisited

January 1995 / February 1996  Peter Flahavin / Rod Bellars

Kamimbo Bay / Tambea Beach Zero Wreckage
Tambea is about 10 minutes up the road from Vilu , on the shores of Kamimbo Bay , the Japanese evacuation point in 1943. The Zero remains are well and truly stripped and lying by the roadside . The plane was found intact in the bay in the 1970's but an ownership dispute led to its demise.

Tambea Beach overlooking Kamimbo Bay

  Across the road facing the beach is the Tambea Beach Resort . Near their pool they have a few items - a Japanese war memorial to the 2nd Sendai Division and stuck in the ground nearby some propellers and tail fin pieces of either the same Zero or a Val dive bomber . Next to that is the remains of a Japanese 70mm gun, slowly rotting away , that they dragged out of the water in front of the resort some years ago.

Pathetic remains of the salvaged Zero

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