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    Bauroko Harbor (Bairoko Harbor) Western Province Solomon Islands
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Justin Taylan 2003

Location
Bauroko Harbor is located on the northern coast of New Georgia Island and connects to Kula Gulf. Borders Bauroko (Bairoko) and Dragons Peninsula (Dragons Point) to the east. Wartime Allied spelling Bairoko Harbor. Prewar and during the Pacific War part of the British Solomon Islands. Today located in Western Province in the Solomon Islands.

Wartime History
During 1942, occupied by the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) and developed into a staging base area with shipping able to anchor in Bauroko Harbor and unload at Bauroko (Bairoko). During the middle of 1943, the Japanese built defenses in this area anticipating a landing in the area or attack by American forces. Attacked by American aircraft in an attempt to suppress and neutralize the area.

American missions against Bauroko
July 2, 1943 - August 7, 1943

Kashi Maru
Sunk July 2, 1943 into Bauroko Harbor

References
Marines in the Central Solomons - Chapter 4: From Rice to Bairoko pages 111-112, 114-117, 120

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August 8, 2019

 

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