8° 31' 60S Long 157° 19' 60E Located off Rendova Island, south of Munda. The harbor contains several small islands. Offshore are Lumbaria Island and Bau Island (Bou), Kokorana Island and Pau Island.
On June 30, 1943 at 7:00am, the U. S. Army 43rd Infantry
Division, 172nd Infantry Regiment landed at the northern tip of Rendova
as part of the "Western Landing Force" during the New
Georgia campaign. Afterwards, Rendova Harbor was developed as a base area to support the campaign.
During the middle of 1943, Rendova PT Boat Base (Lumbaria Island/Todd City) was developed off
Lumbaria Island inside Rendova Harbor. Later during 1943, Rendova PT Boat Base (Bau Island) was constructed.
Site of the Allied landing
on Rendova, in support of the New Georgia campaign and reduction of Munda.
SBD-4 Dauntless Bureau
Shot down July 23, 1943 by anti-aircraft fire Munda, ditched, rescued
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August 25, 2018