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    Arundel Island (Kohinggo, Kahingo) Western Province Solomon Islands
Solomon Airlines 1998

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D Letourneau 1999

Lat 8° 13' 0S Long 157° 9' 0E  Arundel Island is located in Western Province in the central Solomon Islands. To the east is New Georgia. To the west is Vonavona Island and northwest is Ferguson Passage. Also known as Ndokulu Island, Kohinggo Island, Arundel Island, Kohinggo Island, Kahingo Island or Ndokulu Island.

Wartime History
On August 27, 1943 U. S. Army 27th Infantry supported by U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) M3A1 Stuart tank landed on Arundel Island expecting to mop up scattered Japanese forces. As they advanced inland, they encountered stiff Japanaese resistance and entrenched defenders and were required to send in reinforcements against determined Japanese resistance. On September 20-21, 1943 General Sasaki ordered the surviving Japanese forces to withdraw from both Arundel and Gizo northward. In total, the Japanese suffered 345 killed and 500 wounded.

Stima Lagoon
Crystal clear water in Stima Lagoon borders Arundel Island. This idyllic setting is near Japanese Army entrenched positions attacked U. S. Army 27th Infantry supported by U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) tanks in late September, 1943.

M3A1 Stuart
Disabled September 17, 1943

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June 15, 2019


May 10, 1943

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