18 Mar 1942

New Hebrides
  • US Army engineers arrived at Efate, New Hebrides for the construction of a new airfield. ww2dbase [Efate | CPC]
28 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 28 Aug 1942
A Wildcat lifted from APV Kitty Hawk to ACV Long Island, Fila Harbor, New Hebrides (now Port Vila, Vanuatu), 28 Aug 1942
29 Oct 1942

New Hebrides
30 Oct 1942

New Hebrides
  • Destroyer USS Shaw departed Vila Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides bound for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Shaw | Port Vila, Efate | DS]
1 Feb 1943

New Hebrides
  • USS Columbia arrived at Efate, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Columbia | Efate | CPC]
22 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 22 Apr 1943
Cruiser USS Denver entering Havannah Harbor, Efate, New Hebrides, 22 Apr 1943 as seen from cruiser USS Columbia; note SOC floatplane in foreground
15 May 1943

New Hebrides
  • Pilots of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 were transferred to Efate, New Hebrides for rest after serving 8 weeks in combat capacity. ww2dbase [Efate | CPC]
14 Sep 1943

New Hebrides
12 Dec 1943

New Hebrides
5 Jan 1944

New Hebrides

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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