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    Ghizo Island Western Province Solomon Islands
October 5, 1942

Lat 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.

Wartime History
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

Gizo Harbor
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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October 23, 2019



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