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    Blanche Harbor Western Province Solomon Islands
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USN October 27, 1943

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Solomon Airlines 1994

Location
Blanche Harbor is a deep water harbor anchorage between Mono Island to the north and Stirling Island to the south.

Wartime History
At dawn on October 27, 1943, warships of US Navy Task Force 31 bombarded the village area, prior to the Allied landing by the New Zealand Army and US Navy 87th Construction Battalion that landed at Falamai. After the battle, Blanche Harbor was used by Allied warships and transports and seaplanes until the end of the Pacific War.

Stirling PT Boat Base (Treasury Base)
Established on October 28, 1943

References
Earthmovers 1943-1945 page 55-60

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January 11, 2018

 

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December 22, 1943

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