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During the Battle of the Tenaru on August 21-22, 1942 this area was at the western edge of the battlefield and many Japanese Army soldiers were killed on the beach nearby. Afterwards, the area was nicknamed "Hell's Point". A famous photo of Japanese dead was taken at this location (US National Archives photo 127-N-50963).
After the battle for the duration of the Pacific War, the Hell's Point area was used as an American ammunition dump for small arms ordnance, mortars, artillery shells, aerial bombs including captured Japanese ordnance.
On November 27, 1943 a grass fire accidental ignited ammunition stored at Hell's Point causing a huge explosion and fire that lasted for three days.
During 2003 to the present day, unexploded ordnance clean up efforts by Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) have conducted efforts to clean up, render safe and safely detonate unexploded ordnance (UXO).
During 2011, the "Hell's Point Range" was established at this location to train Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD). During 2013, Australian Operation Render Safe also conducted disposal in this area.
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