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    Toumoa Fauro Island | Western Province Solomon Islands

Location
Lat 6° 58' 52S Long 156° 4' 37E  Toumoa village is located on the southern coast of Fauro Island in the Fauro Island Group (Fauro Islands) of Western Province in Solomon Islands. Borders Togha Point to the southwest, Rohae Reef to the south and Togha Harbor to the west.

Wartime History
During the Pacific War, Toumoa was destroyed by Allied aerial attacks.

Today
Toumoa village has a church and school. In the village, an artillery shell is used to signal activities. In 2018, a team from the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP) including Inspector Clifford Tunuki on "Coast Watchers Exercise" located a U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) 500 pound aerial bomb that was excavated and detonated on site.

References
Solomon Islands Government Topographic Map 1:50,000 "Fauro Island, Solomon Islands 0615609 X715 Edition 1-SI50K" information as of 2003, copyright 2007
Radio NZ "Solomon Islands police remove 226kg bomb from village" June 8, 2018
"Solomon Islands Police have removed a United States 226kg bomb from Toumoa Village in the Shortland Islands during a recent Coast Watchers Exercise. Inspector Clifford Tunuki said the team removed the World War Two bomb, which was located three metres from a house at Toumoa Village and was threatening the safety of villagers. It was later blasted safely at sea. Mr Tunuki said shortly after the blasting, the Commissioner of Police and his team met with the Chief and elders of Toumoa Village and discussed issues at the common border with PNG which is affecting the livelihood of people in the Shortland Islands."

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Last Updated
July 26, 2018

 

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