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    Horoniu (Horaniu) Vella Lavella Island | Western Province Solomon Islands

Horoniu is located on the northern coast of Vella Lavella Island in Western Province in the Solomon Islands. To the east is Kimbolia and Lambu Lambu Cove (Lambulambu). Allied spelling "Horoniu". Japanese spelling "Horaniu".

Wartime History
Occupied by the Japanese. After the August 15, 1943 American landing at Barakoma and New Zealand Army advance during September 1943, the remaining Japanese withdrew towards the north coast of Vella Lavella.

By early October 1943 roughly 600 Japanese were assembled at Horoniu to await evacuation. During the night of October 6, 1943 the remainder of the Japanese forces at Horaniu on the northern coast of Vella Lavella were evacuated by a destroyer force during the Naval Battle of Vella Lavella.

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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