4 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
5 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Before dawn, USS Helena commenced pre-invasion bombardment of New Georgia from Kula Gulf. In the afternoon, she received the order to intercept a Japanese troop convoy would arrive some time after dark. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Helena (St. Louis-class) | Kula Gulf | CPC]
6 Jul 1943

Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1943
USS Helena (left) and USS St. Louis (right) firing during Battle of Kula Gulf in the Solomon Islands, 6 Jul 1943; photo taken from USS Honolulu
7 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories

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