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    Lumbaria Island Western Province Solomon Islands

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Location
Lumbaria Island is located in Rendova Harbor off Rendova Island nearby is also Bou Island.

PT Boat Base (Todd City)
PT-Boat Squadron 9 set up base at Lumbaria Island. Nicknamed "Todd City" in honor of the first PT-Boat crewman killed in action from the base, Leon E. Todd, Jr., USNR, O-161871 (MIA / KIA) NJ. It was from this base that PT-109 departed on August 1, 1943.

PT-164
Sunk during air raid on August 1, 1943

PT-117
Sunk during air raid on August 1, 1943

Ewan Stevenson adds:
"I went there on a picnic in 1994 very pleasant and searched for a PT boat sunk in the harbour (deep) that is rarely seen/known. Had no success this time either!"

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Last Updated
August 5, 2017

 

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