8° 5' 60S Long 156° 50' 60E Ghizo Island is located to the west of New Georgia and Kolombangara. Named
after an infamous local head-hunter. The largest settlement, Gizo (Gizo Government Station) is located on the eastern side of the island bordering Gizo Harbor. Nearby is Nusatupe Island (Nusa Tupe) and Nusatupe Airfield built postwar that serves Gizo and the surrounding area.
During March 1943, a contingent of Kure 6th Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) Reksentai (Marines) occupied Gizo without opposition. "Gizo Jima Kantei" (Gizo Island Quite Revolt) began on July 23, 1943 until October 10, 1943.
Gizo (Gizo Town, Gizo Government Station)
Located on the eastern side of the island
Borders Gizo Town
Nusatupe Island (Nusa Tupe)
Small island two kilometers east of Gizo with Gizo Airport built postwar
SBD-4 Dauntless Bureau Number 06738
Pilot Collins ditched January 10, 1944
F4U Corsair Bureau Number ?
Ditched off Ghizo
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January 11, 2018