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SOLOMON ISLANDS — If a remote South Pacific destination with lots of World War II artifacts and world-class diving appeals to you, check out the Solomons. This 992-island archipelago sits northeast of Australia, about 6,100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Most of its 550,000 citizens are Melanesians ...

Japanese researchers believe they have located the wreck of the Imperial Japanese Navy battleship Hiei – designed by a British naval architect and built with British components before being pitted against the Royal Navy in the early exchanges of the Second World War in the Far East. The Hiei was the ...
Five unexploded shells from World War II have been safely removed by the police Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in Solomon Islands. Officer in charge Clifford Tunuki said one of the shells was found in Honiara and two in the Henderson area following information from the public. He said two others ...
Those who knew Aubrey Kirkpatrick describe him as an unsung war hero and a regular at the Grand Ole Opry who rubbed elbows with Elvis Presley and other legendary artists. Kirkpatrick, a United States naval officer from Nashville, Tennessee who served in Munda, Solomon Islands during World War II, ...
To reach the Solomon Islands, my wife, Sharen, and I took Fiji Airways' 10-hour, non-stop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Fiji, and, following a brief layover, we continued with a three-hour flight to the Solomon Island's main island, Guadalcanal, famed for its Second World War land, air and ...
To reach the Solomon Islands, my wife, Sharen, and I took Fiji Airways' 10-hour, nonstop flight from Los Angeles International Airport to Fiji, and, following a brief layover, we continued with a three-hour flight to the Solomon Island's main island, Guadalcanal, famed for its World War II land, air and sea ...
When the war was finally over the exit strategy involved driving a lot of equipment into the water rather than pay the shipping to get it home. That legacy persists into the present as a wonderland of wreck-diving, a rich time capsule for WWII buffs, and a place of remembrance for the people who come from all ...


 

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