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    Port Vila (Vila) Efaté Island | Shefa Province Republic of Vanuatu (New Hebrides)
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J. C. Tranape 2001

Port Vila is located on at the southwest corner of Efaté Island in Shefa Province in Vanuatu (New Hebrides). Also known as "Vila". Sometimes misspelled "Villa" in wartime references.

Wartime History
During April 1942, U. S. Army 24th Infantry (Negro) were posted on Efate to provide defense to free up other American soldiers for the Guadalcanal campaign.

Port Vila is the capital of Vanuatu and the largest city in Vanuatu.

Bauerfield Airfield (Via, Port Vila Airport)
Airfield north of Port Vila. Today Vanuatu's International Airport

F4U Corsair Bureau Number 02270
Pilot Vittitoe ditched May 5, 1944

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Last Updated
August 25, 2018


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