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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 ...
Tom McKeown, 95, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of World War II, takes a teathered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout, executive director of Dream Catcher Balloon, on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at Sequim Valley Airport near Sequim, Wash. After his short ride of up to about 25 feet above the ground, ...
The Pacific Islands are especially vulnerable, the study said, citing U.S. military radioactive waste left during the Cold War at Johnston Atoll and the Marshall Islands. Other toxic materials can be found at additional sites, including Orote Point on Guam, Ulithi Atoll on the Caroline Islands, the Solomon Islands ...
General Merritt Austin Edson, McKeown and his Raider Battalion landed on Tulagi, British Solomon Islands, on Aug. 7, 1942, with the 2nd Battalion and 5th Marines, according to a Dream Catcher Balloon news release. Two days of severe fighting with the Japanese forces secured the island in the Battle of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor precipitated the United States' entry into World War II. In the Pacific, the Solomon Islands — particularly Guadalcanal — became the epicenter of fierce fighting between the Japanese and the United States. Little mentioned in popular discourse on the Solomon Islands ...
His Air Medal citation for gallantry during the Solomon Islands campaign from April 26 to July 12, 1943 exemplifies his character. “As Commanding Officer of a Scout Bombing ... After World War II Mann filled various staff and training positions ashore. He was a member of the first class of the Armed Forces ...
The maritime department of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force yesterday destroyed the last of three impounded Vietnamese fishing vessels at Iron Bottom Sound. Deputy Commissioner Juanita Matanga, supervising RSIPF commissioner, said the police force requested to destroy the boat because it ...
If a remote South Pacific destination with lots of World War II artifacts and world-class diving appeals to you, check out the Solomon Islands. This 992-island archipelago sits northwest of Australia, about 6,100 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Most of its 550,000 citizens are Melanesians and almost everyone ...
Trained as a Navy pilot before joining the U.S. Marine Corps, Capt. David Gulliford flew a B-24 Liberator bomber below the rim of the Grand Canyon to practice landscape photography. He would use aerial reconnaissance skills against the Japanese in the South Pacific from a base on the Solomon Islands.

In the autumn of 1942, Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands near Australia, became the focal point of the Pacific War. For six months, U.S. and Japanese forces savagely battled on land, air, and sea to determine who would control the island and its strategic airfield. For the U.S. Navy, which had belittled the ...
General Merritt Austin Edson, McKeown and his Raider Battalion landed on Tulagi, British Solomon Islands, on Aug. 7, 1942, with the 2nd Battalion and 5th Marines, according to a Dream Catcher Balloon news release. Two days of severe fighting with the Japanese forces secured the island in the Battle of ...
The key to the remarkable material is Tricoderma reesei, a fungus first isolated in the Solomon Islands during World War II when it was found in rotting U.S. Army equipment. When fungal spores and nutrients are mixed into concrete used to build a new structure, they initially lie dormant. But when cracks ...
After boot camp in South Carolina, Henley went to the Solomon Islands. On Guadalcanal, he served in Company A, 132nd Infantry, Americal Division. He began his combat experience against the Japanese Imperial Marines on Bouganville Island and was awarded the Combat Infantryman's Badge, along ...
Radio broadcasting was established by US military forces in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP) during World War Two. In 1944, the Armed Forces Radio Service (AFRS) developed small, mediumwave stations at Lunga on Guadalcanal and Munda, New Georgia. These were designed to ...
Lubaria Island features a small, rustic museum that showcases relics from the war, including canteens, guns and ammo abandoned after the conflict. ... The Solomon Islands government erected both memorials this year, clearly timed to make the most of the association with Mr President on his 100th ...
They remind me that Solomon Islands during World War II was the stage for many fierce combats between the Japanese and Allied troops. Around 37,000 lives were lost on both sides. Several battle sites still remain virtually untouched and bring alive scenes from legendary war movies such as Battle of ...
Photo: Michael Wayne / AAP. The excited local promptly follows his friend's order and sprints off to a nearby hut, leaving me alone with a slab of cement purporting to be a memorial to US navy lieutenant John F Kennedy. We're on Lubaria Island in the Solomon Islands' Western Province. During World War ...
Above: Larry Harris created Axis & Allies and is now doing War Room. ... He fought in places like New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and the ...
9pm WORLD WAR II: THE PRICE OF EMPIRE - The history of the Second ... are checked and defeated at Guadalcanal in Solomon Islands and, ...
“I was a war crimes investigator in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1997 and 1998,” ... overseas to places such as East Timor and the Solomon Islands.
... of four airfields developed by American forces to support the Guadalcanal Campaign on the neighbouring Solomon Islands in World War II.
Radio broadcasting was established by US military forces in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP) during World War Two. In 1944 ...
One day after the election of Rick Houenipwela as Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, 14 cabinet ministers in his Government took their oath of ...
Radio broadcasting was established by US military forces in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP) during World War Two. In 1944 ...
The Solomon Islands is a chute of an island chain. ... War is a business of positions, as the little Emperor Napoleon liked to point out. Position ...
"Climate change has the same potential (for destruction as war). ... The issue of rising sea levels in the Solomon Islands is further complicated ...
The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal has been attributed as the key factor in the Solomon Islands recording its biggest ever August visitor ... “Our amazing WWII history, our well-preserved battlefields and our war museums continue to prove a major attraction and especially, the huge amount of ...
During her two-day stay in the Solomon Islands, the president visited ... visit the World War II monument on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands ...
The Solomon Islands is a chute of an island chain. Guadalcanal ... They could help isolate a crucial American ally in the Pacific War. They could ...
... next round of talks in Astana, Kazakhstan, on settling the Syrian war. ... and Guam: Tuvalu, the Solomon Islands and the Marshall Islands.
Orson Welles with the Mercury Players produced H.G. Wells' “War of the ... he directed the capture of Bougainville, both in the Solomon Islands.
75 years ago, 1942: Three great battlefields of World War II thundered toward peak violence today - in Egypt, Russia and the Solomon islands ...
Tsai will visit the Marshall and Solomon Islands along with Tuvalu while ... mainland amid civil war in 1949, and uses diplomatic and economic ...
A Wollongong World War II veteran, and one of the last remaining ... in the Solomon Islands on August 9, 1942 – a day shy of his 18th birthday.
Kolodey, 92, served as a radioman/gunner in the Marine Corps while stationed in the Solomon Islands. ... I told him I flew in one in World War II.
Radio broadcasting was established by US military forces in the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP) during World War Two. In 1944 ...
Prior to and including World War I, the involvement of women in conflict ... Indonesia, Korea, Zimbabwe, Namibia and the Solomon Islands.
Many adults in the Solomon Islands have trouble reading and writing, so one school, just outside of Honiara, is trying to change all that.
... during World War II and was stationed in the Solomon Islands. ... The blue World War II-era war bird owned by Brad Deckert is kept in a ...
On Oct. 11, 1942, the World War II Battle of Cape Esperance began in the Solomon Islands, resulting in an American victory over the Japanese.
Officially, Knox County lost eight men in the war in 1942. ... which was brought down by the Japanese in the Solomon Islands on Dec. 1. On Jan ...
Brett Tomlinson: The cover of Wilber's War, a family history written by Hale ... shortly after his time fighting in the Solomon Islands campaign.


 

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