1944 United States Army map of New Georgia and Rendova Islands with a portion of the Solomon Sea in the Solomon Islands.

Caption     1944 United States Army map of New Georgia and Rendova Islands with a portion of the Solomon Sea in the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Army via the University of Texas
Identification Code   SC 57-1
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Photos at Same Place New Georgia, Solomon Islands, British Western Pacific Territories
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
26 Dec 2020 08:50:44 PM

Just about dead-center in this map is the location where the Japanese Furutaka-class Heavy Cruiser Kinugasa was sunk on 14 Nov 1942 by planes based at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal and by carrier planes from USS Enterprise as Kinugasa was withdrawing from a bombardment of Guadalcanal.

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