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    Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands) Western Province Solomon Islands
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USN October 11, 1943

Location
The Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands) is located in Western Province in the Solomon Islands. The entire Shortland Island Group is known as "Alu" in the local language. The Japanese called the island "Shi-you-to-ran-do Shima". Sometimes called "The Shortlands" or "Shortlands" in reference to the entire Shortland Island Group which is surrounded by the Solomon Sea. Borders Bougainville Island to the north, Fauro Island Group (Fauro Islands) to the east and the Treasury Island Group (Treasury Islands) to the south.

Shortland Island Group (Shortland Islands)
Shortland Island (Alu)  largest island in the Shortland Island Group
Korovou (Korouvo)  village located on the southeast corner of Shortland Island
Lofang  village located on eastern Shortland Island
Harehare  village located on eastern Shortland Island
Kulitana Bay  borders southeast Shortland Island
Tuha Channel (Tuha Bay)  located between Shortland Island, Poporang Island and Magusaiai Island
Shortland Harbor  anchorage to the east of Shortland Island
Shortland Harbor Seaplane Base (Tuha Channel)  Japanese seaplane base 1942-1943
Kerukerua Island  small island located inside Tuha Channel
Faisai Island  small island east of Shortland Island bordering Shortland Harbor
Coconut Island  small island north of Faisi Island
Alu Island (Pirumeri)  located to the southeast of Poporang Island
Orlofe Island  small island to the east of Shortland
Onua Island  small island to the east of Shortland Island
Magusaiai Island (Morgusaia)  located to the south of Shortland Island
Poporang Island  borders Tuha Channel to the north and Alu (Pirumeri) to the south
Nila  located on the north coast of Poporang Island
Ballale Island (Ballalae, Balalai)  located to the northeast of Shortland Island
Ballale Airfield  located on Ballale Island
Harumu Island  located to the west of Shortland Island
Harumukiki Island  small island located to the west of Shortland Island
Saeghangmono Island  located to the west of Shortland Island

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Last Updated
April 21, 2018

 

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