11° 11' 60S Long 153° 0' 0E Louisiade Archipelago borders the Coral Sea. To the west is Milne Bay on the eastern tip of New Guinea. Also known as the "Louisiades"
Between May 6–10, 1942 during the Battle
of the Coral Sea, the Louisiade Archipelago was at the center of the action,
located between the Allied
and Japanese forces. Deboyne Island Group was used by Japanese seaplanes and several aircraft ditched in the area.
Rossel Island (Yela)
Island furthest to the east in the chain
Sudest Island (Vanatinai)
Large island to the west of Rossel
Large island located to the north-east of
of Deboyne Island Group
Deboyne Island Group
The Deboyne Island Group is located in the northern part of Louisiade Archipelago
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February 4, 2018