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    Luganville Seaplane Base Espiritu Santo Vanuatu (New Hebrides)

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RNZAF c1943

Location
Luganville Seaplane Base was located in Segond Channel off Luganville (Santo) on the southeast corner of Espiritu Santo. To the south is Aore Island.

Construction
The U. S. Navy (USN) built a seaplane ramp and tower were located at Belchif Point. Seaplanes took off and landed in Segond Channel.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, used by the U. S. Navy (USN) seaplanes and flying boats.

American units based at Lunganville Seaplane Base
VP-12 (PBY Catalina)
VP-44 (PBY Catalina)
VP-54 (PBY5 Calalina) Carney Field July 31-August 1 - September 1944

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Last Updated
July 29, 2017

 

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March 1945

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March 1945

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