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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".

Originally, known as Vulcan Island surrounded by Karavia Bay until an eruption connected it to the mainland. During 1937, Vulcan and Tavurvur erupted covering the Rabaul area with ash.

Wartime History
During the night of January 22, 1942 the Japanese made an amphibious landing near the edge of Vulcan.

F4U-1D Corsair Serial Number NZ5415
Pilot Davies crashed January 30, 1945 remains recovered postwar

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
August 25, 2018


November 2, 1943
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