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    Erventa Harbor (Buin Harbor) Autonomous Region of Bougainville Papua New Guinea
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USAAF Nov 18, 1943

Location
Erventa Harbor spans from Kangu to Kahili bordering the southern coast of Bougainville Island in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville (Bougainville Province) in Papua New Guinea (PNG). During World War II, the Japanese Army referred to this location as "Erventa Harbor" or "Buin Harbor". Offshore to the south is Erventa Island and Popotala Island.

Wartime History
Between 1942–1944 used as a Japanese anchorage. The coastal area was used by the Japanese Army 17th Army headquarters. During late 1943-1944 targeted by American bombers and fighters.

American missions against Erventa Harbor (Buin Harbor)
1943–1944

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August 5, 2018

 

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