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    Maleai (Malai) Magusaiai Island | Western Province Solomon Islands

USN Oct 11, 1943

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Justin Taylan 2005

Maleai village is the largest village on Magusaiai Island, located on the eastern tip, bordering the Shortland Harbor (Tuha Channel) and Poporang Island. A prewar Catholic mission church was established here. Wartime Allied spelling "Malai".

American missions against Magusaiai and Maleai
November 30 - December 17, 1943

F1M2 Pete Manufacture Number 5269 Tail P-2
Crashed on the island, salvaged after 2005 and removed by Craig Turner 2007


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March 6, 2018



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