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    Ekiti Island Santa Isabel Province (Isabel Province) Solomon Islands
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September 15, 1942
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Justin Taylan 2006

Location
Ekiti Island is a small island to the west of Papatura Island to the northeast of Rekata Bay and Suavanao on Santa Isabel Island (Isabel).

Wartime History
During 1942 until September 1943 the Japanese maintained some limited wartime facilities on Ekiti Island.

RAMSI EOD Explosion Area
Sometime between 2003-2005, RAMSI forces collected unexploded munitions and detonated them at the southern part of the island. Today, all that remains are a few rusty barrels on the south-east edge of the island.

Justin Taylan visited in 2006:
"Only a small crater remains today, the detonation must have only been some smaller caliber shells or cartridges."

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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