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    Vulcan (Rabalanakaia) East New Britain Province Papua New Guinea (PNG)
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USAAF Nov 2, 1943

Location
Vulcan is a pumice cone volcano located at the edge of Simpson Harbor and Karavia Bay. To the north is Malaguna and Rabaul. The local name for this volcano is "Rabalanakaia". Also known as "Vulcan Crater" or "Vulcan Volcano".

Prewar
Originally, known as Vulcan Island surrounded by Karavia Bay until an eruption connected it to the mainland. During 1937, Vulcan and Tavurvur erupted covering the Rabaul area with ash.

Wartime History
During the night of January 22, 1942 a Japanese landing force made an amphibious landing from Karavia Bay near Vulcan.

Today
During 1994, Tavurvur and Vulcan both erupted covering the Rabaul area with ash. Today, the slopes of Vulcan are covered in vegitation.

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Last Updated
January 11, 2018

 

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November 2, 1943
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