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    Palm Island (Gaomi Island) Central Province Solomon Islands
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USN August 7, 1942

Location
Palm Island is ringged by a coral reefs inside Gavutu Harbor. To the southwest is Tanambogo Island and to the south is Gavutu Island. To the west is Florida Island (Nggela Sule, Big Gela) and further to the east is Tulagi. Also known as Gaomi Island. Prewar, the island was covered with palm trees and a dock on the northwest tip.

Wartime History
Palm Island was located near theTulagi Seaplane Base (Gavutu, Tanambogo). During December 1943, US Navy Seabees built a diesel fuel tank, on Palm Island as part of the Gavutu Base area.

H6K Mavis (M6)
Sunk August 7, 1942 west of Palm Island, northeast of Tanambogo

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August 25, 2018

 

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