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    Green Island Lagoon Bougainville Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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New Zealand Army c1944

Lat 2° 13' 0S Long 146° 58' 60E  Green Island Lagoon is located at the center of Green Island Atoll, surrounded by Sau Island (Sale), Pinipel Island, Nissan Island (Green Island), Belil Island, Sirot Island, Barahun Island and Hon Islands in the center of the lagoon and Pinipel Island to the north.

World War II Pacific Theatre History
During January 1942, Green Island Lagoon was briefly used by Japanese Navy H6K Mavis flyingboats and F1M2 Pete floatplanes used Green Island lagoon as a seaplane operating area. The lagoon area was used as a take off and landing area. Likely, there were no base facilities at this location. After the Japanese invasion of Rabaul, the seaplanes were transfered to Simpson Harbor at Rabaul. It is unclear if any Japanese seaplanes or flyingboats used this location afterwards.

Allied missions against Nissan Island (Green Island)
January 1942 - February 10, 1944

Green Island Lagoon Seaplane Base
Seaplane operating area during January 1942 and February 1945 to July 1945

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018


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