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    Koli Point Guadalcanal Province Solomon Islands

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Roy Davenport 1944

Location
Lat 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.

Wartime History
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.

Carney Field (Bomber 2)
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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Last Updated
August 5, 2017

 

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