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    Tombe New Georgia Islands | Western Province Solomon Islands

Lat 8° 29' 59S Long 157° 44' 5E  Tombe village is located on the southeastern tip of New Georgia Island in the New Georgia Islands (New Georgia Group) in Western Province in the Solomon Islands. Borders Viru Harbor and Tetemara to the west.

Wartime History
During the middle of 1943, occupied by the Japanese Army 1st Battalion, 229th Infantry Regiment. During late June 1943, they setup rear guard defensive positions to the east and fought rear guard actions as U. S. Marines advanced from Regi.

History of the U. S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II - Chapter 2 pages 67, 70, 71, 72

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


June 30, 1943

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