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    Magusaiai Island (Morgusaia) Western Province Solomon Islands

USN Oct 11, 1943

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Justin Taylan 2005

Lat 7° 5' 60S Long 155° 49' 0E  Magusaiai Island is located in the Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands) in Western Province in the Solomon Islands. Wartime spellings include "Morgusiai", "Morgusaia" or "Morgause". To the north is Shortland Isand, to the east is Tuha Channel, Poporang Island and Pirumeri Island. Located to the south of Bougainville, at the western edge of Shortland Harbor (Tuha Channel) near Shortland Island and Poporang Island.

Wartime History
On March 30, 1942 occupied by the Japanese when they arrived in the Shortland Islands. Occupied by the Japanese until the official surrender of Japan in September 1945.

American missions against Magusaiai
November 30 - December 17, 1943

Maleai (Malai)
Located at the eastern tip of the Magusaiai Island.

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Last Updated
March 26, 2021



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