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    Verahue (Varhui, Verahui, Verabue) Guadalcanal Province Solomon Islands

Location
Lat 9° 19' 60S Long 159° 35' 60E  Verahue is located on southwest of Cape Esperence on the northwest corner of Guadalcanal. To the northeast is Maravovo. To the south is Nugu Point (Cape Nagle). Also known as Varhui, Verahui or Verabue.

Wartime History
On February 1, 1943 in the early morning schooner Kocorana comandeered by the U. S. Army landed a small group including Major Butler at Nugu Point near Verahue and established an observation post with a radio.

Soon afterwards, USS Stringham APD-6 and five LCT landing craft escorted by four destroyers and fighter aircraft arrived and landed an advance party that met Major Butler ashore then landed the U. S Army 132nd Infanrty Regiment, 2nd Battalion. At noon, Japanese bombers overflew the beach but did not attack. By 3:00pm, all troops and equipment had been unloaded and the vessls departed for Lunga and the troops advanced along the coast to Titi.

A6M2 Zero Tail D1-158
Ditched or crashed during early 1943

A6M2 Zero Tail 114x
Ditched or force landed , Investigated by Allied intelligence circa July-Aug 1943

References
U. S. Army Final Operations on Guadalcanal pages 343-345

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August 5, 2017

 

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