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    Vulcan East New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
USAAF Nov 2, 1943

Vulcan is a pumice cone volcano located at the edge of Simpson Harbor and Karavia Bay. To the north is Malaguna and Rabaul . Also known as "Vulcan Crater" or "Vulcan Volcano".

During 1937, Vulcan and Tavurvur erupted covering the Rabaul area with ash.

Wartime History
During the night of January 22, 1942 a Japanese landing force made an amphibious landing from Karavia Bay near Vulcan.

During 1994, Tavurvur and Vulcan both erupted covering the Rabaul area with ash. Today, the slopes of Vulcan are covered in vegitation.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


November 2, 1943
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