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    Nadi Viti Levu Island | Ba Province | Western Division Fiji (Republic of Fiji)

Location
Lat 17° 48' 11S Long 177° 24' 58E  Nadi is located on the western central coast of Viti Levu Island in Ba Province in Western Province of Fiji (Republic of Fiji). Nadi is the national capital. Sometimes incorrectly spelled "Nandi" in wartime documents.

Wartime History
During the middle of 1952, U.S. Navy 3rd Construction Battalion (Seabees) Company C small-boat landing at Vunda Point at Nadi Bay. Later, an echelon of the U.S. Army Americal Division was based in Fiji from March 1, 1943 to April 10, 1943.

Nadi Airfield (Viti Levu, Nadi International Airport)
Wartime airfield used on ferry route, still in use today as Fiji's International Airport

Hindu Temple
This Hindu Temple is located at the junction of the Nadi-Lautoka by-pass about five miles from Nadi Airport. This location is tourist attraction for visiting air crews during the war.

P-39F Airacobra Serial Number 41-7104
Pilot Blose MIA April 22, 1942 wreckage located, JPAC recovery June 2006.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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