Milne Bay Province (MBP) is located at the eastern end of New Guinea and offshore islands in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Borders Oro Province to the northwest and Central Province to the west. The province includes the southern portion of the Solomon Sea and the Solomon Islands further to the east.
During August 1942, Japanese forces landed at Milne Bay but were defeated by defending Australian troops. Afterwards, Milne Bay was developed into a major Allied base area.
Milne Bay Area
Bay located on the southern tip of New Guinea
Alotau provincial capital of Milne Bay Province borders Milne Bay
Milne Bay Off Shore Islands
China Strait navigable strait off Milne Bay between Samurai and Sariba Islands.
Island prewar colonial government station,
Island located to the east of Samarai island borders Namoai Bay and Jenkins Bay.
Namoai Bay borders Sariba Island used by the U. S. Navy as a seaplane operating area
Jenkins Bay borders Sariba Island used by the U. S. Navy "SeaBees"
Basilisk Island located to the east of Milne Bay.
Uluma Reef located to the southeast of Milne Bay.
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October 23, 2019