Blanche Harbor is a deep water harbor anchorage located between Mono Island to the north and Stirling
Island to the south in the Treasury Island Group (Treasury Islands). Also know as Blanche Bay. Today Blanche Harbor is located in Western
Province in the Solomon Islands.
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 for the remainder of 1943 and 1944.
Stirling PT Boat Base (Treasury Base)
October 28, 1943
Earthmovers 1943-1945 page 55-60
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June 15, 2019