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    San Cristobal (Makira) Makira-Ulawa Province Solomon Islands

Location
San Cristobal is located to the southeast of Guadalcanal. Also known as San Cristóbal. Known to locals as Makira.

Kirakira (Kira Kira)
Prewar plantation managed by Foster.

Kirakira Airfield (Kira Kira Airport)
Postwar built airfield in the center of the island. Airport code: IRA

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

"Torpedo Alley"
Nickname for the area south-east of San Cristobal used by Allied shipping bound for Guadalcanal.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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