9° 24' 0S Long 160° 10' 60E Koli Point is located
on the north coast of Guadalcanal bordering Iron Bottom Sound to the north. The Naumbu
River mouth empties into the sea
at this location. To the east is Togoma Point.
To the west are Honiara and Henderson Field.
After Guadalcanal was secured, the 48th Station Hospital was established to the west of Koli Point. To the south, Carney Field (Bomber 2) and Koli Field (Bomber 3) were constructed.
Located to the south of Koli Point this airfield was built by the Americans and developed into a major bomber base. An emergency crash strip was located parallel to the airfield.
Koli Field (Bomber 3)
Located fifteen miles from Henderson Field,
closest to Metapona River to the east and Naumbu
River to the west.
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August 25, 2018