Santo is the main Island in the New Hebridies (Vanuatu). Also known as "Santo" or "Santos". To the south is Segond Channel and Aore Isaland.
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
African American units based on Espiritu Santo Island
U. S. Army, 54th Costal Artillery,
Abandoned on the island
PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 2389
Pilot Smith crashed August 6, 1942 wreckage found 1994 remains recovered
Pilot Esterl crashed August 22, 1943
SBD-5 Dauntless Bureau Number 35946
Pilot Phillips crashed November 10, 1943
SBD-4 Dauntless Serial Number NZ5037
Pilot Moore crashed February 11, 1944 recovered and displayed at RNZAF Museum
SNJ-4 Texan Bureau Number 7008
Pilot Crocker crashed March 25, 1944
PBJ-1D Mitchell Bureau Number 35087
Pilot Lallathin crashed April 22, 1944
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February 28, 2017