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    Queen Carola Harbor Bougainville Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)

Queen Carola Harbor is located on the western coast of Buka Island.

Wartime History
During the morning of March 9, 1942 a Japanese Naval force entered Queen Carola Harbor and landed a force Buka, then carried out mopping-up and mine sweeping operations around the anchorage until the next day. Used by Japanese warships and transports during early 1942 until early 1944.

On May 3, 1942 Crudiv 6 enters Queen Carola Harbor then departed for Shortlands then to occupy Tulagi Harbor.

On May 12, 1942 cruisers Aoba and Kako arrived at Queen Carola Harbor. While entering the harbor, Kako grounded on a coral reef, but was sucessfully refloated the next day, then depars with Aoba on May 14, 1942 bound for Truk.

Allied missions against Queen Carola Harbor
November 24, 1943 - February 17, 1944

Japanese Cruisers of the Pacific War page 301

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Last Updated
March 11, 2018


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