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    Sombiro (Sombiro Loka) Gatukai | Western Province Solomon Islands
Location
Lat 8° 44' 7S Long 158° 12' 17E  Sombiro is located on the northeast coast Gatukai Island (Nggatokae) in the New Gerogia Island Group (New Georgia Islands) in Western Province in the Solomon Islands. Also known as Sombiro Loka.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Sombiro village was bombed and two large bomb craters remain to this day. According to Pastor Ghemu the bombs were dropped by TBF Avengers.

Gatokae Airport
Built postwar to the south of Sombiro

D3A1 Model 11 Val Manufacture Number 3122 Tail 33-212
Pilot Kagawa crashed October 16, 1942

B-24D "Bundles For Japan" Serial Number 41-23965
Pilot Newman crashed February 16, 1943

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Last Updated
December 8, 2019

 

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