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    Gizo (Gizo Government Station) Ghizo Island | Western Province Solomon Islands
USAAF October 5, 1942

Gizo is located on the eastern side of Ghizo Island bordering Gizo Harbor. To the east is Nusatupe Island (Nusa Tupe) and Nusatupe Airfield built postwar that serves Gizo and the surrounding area. Also known as "Gizo Town".

Prewar, Gizo was a developed settlement with docks, wharves and the British District Officer for the Central Solomons. Also known as "Gizo Government Station".

Wartime History
During March 1943, a contingent of Kure 6th Special Naval Landing Force (SNLF) Reksentai (Marines) occupied Gizo without opposition. The "Gizo Jima Kantei" (Gizo Island Quite Revolt) spanned from July 23, 1943 until October 10, 1943. On August 2, 1943 the Gizo garrison claimed an enemy PT boat as sunk, after observing the sinking of PT-109. By October 10, 1943 the remaining Japanese were withdrawn from Gizo.

American missions against Gizo
October 5, 1942 - August 26, 1943

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October 23, 2019



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