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Location
Vanuatu is a chain of islands southeast of Solomon Islands. During the war, known as New Hebrides.

Wartime History
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.

  Small northern Island
  Small northern Island
  Main American base, wartime airfields
  SS President Coolidge shipwreck, Million Dollar Point
  Circular island roughly in the center
  Town located on the south-west coast of Efate
  Harbor used as a seaplane base and rest area
  Located to the northwest of Efate and Havanah Harbor
  Diving locations
  Central island in the chain

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Last Updated
May 3, 2016

 

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