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    San Cristobal (Makira) Makira-Ulawa Province Solomon Islands

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San Cristobal is the largest island in Makira-Ulawa Province in the Solomon Islands. Also known as San Cristóbal or Makira Island. The island has the province's largest population of 40,419 during in 2009. To the northwest is Guadalcanal.

Kirakira (Kira Kira)
Located on the north coast of San Cristobal. Capital of Makira-Ulawa Province.

TBF-1 Avenger Bureau Number 00395
Pilot Taurman ditched August 24, 1942 off the northern coast of San Cristobal

TBF-1 Avenger
Pilot Fayle ditched August 24, 1942 off Nura Island

B-17E Flying Fortress Serial Number 41-2396
Pilot Edmundson ditched January 7, 1943

Japanese Submarine I-18
Sunk February 11, 1943 roughly 200 miles south of San Cristobal

Torpedo Alley
Nicknamed "Torpedo Alley" for the area southeast of San Cristobal used by Allied shipping bound for Guadalcanal.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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