Vanuatu is a chain of islands southeast of Solomon Islands. During the war, known as New Hebrides.
During the Pacific War, the New Hebrides was a major staging
area early in the war for the Guadalcanal campaign. Occupied by the American forces on March 18, 1942. At the time, New Hebrides were then the most forward American base to the Solomons. Although
no combat took place here, the islands and harbors were developed into bases and staging areas.
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May 3, 2016