1 Apr 1942

New Caledonia
2 Apr 1942

New Caledonia
6 Apr 1942

Photo(s) dated 6 Apr 1942
USS Helm at anchor at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 6 Apr 1942.
12 May 1942

New Caledonia
13 May 1942

New Caledonia
14 May 1942

New Caledonia
  • USS Tangier arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia with flying boats, thus freeing fleet carriers from scouting duty. ww2dbase [Nouméa | CPC]
28 Sep 1942

New Caledonia
  • USS Copahee arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Copahee | Nouméa | CPC]
  • Chester Nimitz arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia, which was his first stop in a front-line inspection tour of the Solomon Islands area. ww2dbase [Chester Nimitz | Nouméa | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 28 Sep 1942
Major General Richard Sutherland, Admiral Chester Nimitz, Vice Admiral Robert Ghormley, and Major General Millard Harmon meeting aboard USS Argonne at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 28 Sep 1942
7 Oct 1942

New Caledonia
  • USS Copahee departed Nouméa, New Caledonia with 20 US Marine Corps aircraft for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Copahee | Nouméa | CPC]
9 Oct 1942

New Caledonia
  • US 164th Infantry Regiment set sail from Nouméa, New Caledonia for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Nouméa | CPC]
23 Oct 1942

New Caledonia
  • USS Enterprise and USS South Dakota arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Enterprise | Nouméa | CPC]
8 Nov 1942

New Caledonia
  • US 152nd Infantry Regiment departed Nouméa, New Caledonia for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Nouméa | CPC]
  • USS Juneau departed Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Juneau | Nouméa | CPC]
11 Nov 1942

New Caledonia
  • USS Enterprise departed Nouméa, New Caledonia with welders still working aboard. ww2dbase [Enterprise | Nouméa | CPC]
23 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 23 Dec 1942
Admiral Halsey, Rear Admiral Charles P Mason, Captain Austin K Doyle, and an unidentified captain in the captain
10 Jan 1943

New Caledonia
  • While approaching Nouméa, New Caledonia, destroyer USS Shaw struck the Sournois Reef and became hard aground. ww2dbase [Shaw | Nouméa | DS]
15 Jan 1943

New Caledonia
  • Destroyer USS Shaw was pulled off the Sournois Reef outside Nouméa, New Caledonia by tugs USS Menominee and Sonoma. ww2dbase [Shaw | Nouméa | DS]
16 Jan 1943

New Caledonia
  • Destroyer USS Shaw entered Auxiliary Repair Dock ARD-2 for underwater inspection. ww2dbase [Shaw | Nouméa | DS]
1 Apr 1943

New Caledonia
  • The US Marine Corps activated the 4th Base Depot at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Nouméa | CPC]
9 Apr 1943

New Caledonia
  • USS S-31 arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia where she would be refitted and would serve as a target for training exercises. ww2dbase [S-31 | Nouméa | CPC]
22 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1943
Aircraft carrier USS Saratoga at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 22 Apr 1943.
14 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Jun 1943
During rehearsals for the New Georgia operation, troops climb down nets hung over the side of attack transport USS McCawley to board LCVP landing craft at Nouméa, New Caledonia, 14 Jun 1943
5 Jul 1943

New Caledonia
  • USS S-31 departed Nouméa, New Caledonia for her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [S-31 | Nouméa | CPC]
26 Jul 1943

New Caledonia
  • USS S-31 arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia, ending her seventh war patrol. ww2dbase [S-31 | Nouméa | CPC]
20 Aug 1943

New Caledonia
  • USS S-31 completed training services at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [S-31 | Nouméa | CPC]
22 Aug 1943

New Caledonia
  • USS S-31 departed Nouméa, New Caledonia for her eighth war patrol. ww2dbase [S-31 | Nouméa | CPC]
8 Oct 1943

New Caledonia
  • Major General Charles Barrett died in the US military hospital at Nouméa, New Caledonia just three weeks after taking command of I Amphibious Corps. His predecessor, Major General Alexander Vandegrift, was hastily recalled to take over until a new corps commander could be appointed. ww2dbase [Nouméa | AC]
18 Oct 1943

New Caledonia
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Shaw | Nouméa | DS]
29 Jul 1944

New Caledonia
  • Destroyer USS Hoel moored to the repair dock at Ilse Nou, Nouméa, New Caledonia for repairs. ww2dbase [Hoel | Nouméa | DS]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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