Santo Island is the main Island in the New Hebridies (Vanuatu). To the south is Segond Channel and Aore Isaland. Also known as "Santo" or "Santos".
Located at the southeastern corner of Espiritu Santo. Major American logistical base, port and dry dock area during the Pacific War. Today the second largest town in Vanuatu.
American built airfield at the eastern edge of Espiritu Santo
American Camp named in honor of Captain Henry
T. Elrod, the first U. S. Marine who earned the medal of honor in World War II defending Wake Isand. Built on a hill in the middle of a coconut grove.
at Espiritu Santo
US Army 54th Costal Artillery
2nd Battalion posted to Espiritu.
SNJ-4 Texan Bureau Number 7008
Pilot Crocker crashed March 25, 1944
Crashed August 22, 1943 pilot Esterl
SBD-5 Dauntless Bureau Number 35946
Crashed November 10, 1943 pilot Phillips Phillips
Abandoned on the island
Dauntless Serial Number NZ5037
Pilot Moore crashed February 11, 1944 recovered and displayed at RNZAF Museum
PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 2389
MIA site located in 1994, case resolved
PBJ-1J Mitchell Bureau Number 35087
Crashed April 22, 1944
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May 3, 2016