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Bethany Destination Guide

Explore Bethany in Solomon Islands.

Bethany in the region of Solomon Islands (general) is a town in Solomon Islands - some 209 mi (or 336 km) West of Honiara, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Bethany is now 01:42 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Guadalcanal" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Ziata, Noro, Munda, Mbomboe, Lulambai or Bethany. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Sidon, Numanuma, New Hatara, Nazareth, Navai and Mandou. We also found some pictures.




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Interesting facts about this location

Munda, Solomon Islands

Munda is the largest settlement on the island of New Georgia in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, and consists of a number of villages. It is located at the southwestern tip (called Munda Point) of the western end of New Georgia, and the large Roviana Lagoon is just offshore.

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Located at -8.3, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 11 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in the Solomon Islands

Vila, Solomon Islands

Vila is a site at the southern end of Kolombangara in the Solomon Islands, originally the location of the Vila Stanmore coconut plantation. During World War II, Japanese forces built an airstrip in order to stage aircraft from Rabaul down to Guadalcanal, and on several occasions, beginning on 24 January 1943 US attempted to put the airstrip out of operation by bombing it. However, it remained in use until the Japanese evacuated Kolombangara in September and early October 1943.

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Located at -8.3, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 12 mi away.
Tags:Airports in the Solomon Islands, Geography of the Solomon Islands

Blackett Strait

Blackett Strait is a waterway in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. It lies between the islands of Kolombangara to the north, and Arundel Island (Kohinggo) to the south. It connects Vella Gulf to the west with Kula Gulf to the east. During the Solomon Islands campaign in World War II, the Battle of Blackett Strait was fought here between the Imperial Japanese Navy and the United States Navy on the night of 5–6 March 1943.

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Located at -8.3, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Straits of the Solomon Islands

Kennedy Island

Kennedy Island (colloquially known as Plum Pudding Island though the correct local name is Kasolo Island) is an island in the Solomon Islands that was named after John F. Kennedy. The island is remembered to be the area Lt. John F. Kennedy had aided his injured crew after his boat, the PT-109, was rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri in World War II. Two American sailors died in the incident. Kennedy Island lies 15 minutes by boat from the provincial capital of the Western Province, Gizo.

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Located at -8.3, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
Tags:Islands of the Solomon Islands, John F. Kennedy

Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109

PT-109 was a PT boat (Patrol Torpedo boat) last commanded by Lieutenant, junior grade (LTJG) John F. Kennedy (later President of the United States) in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Kennedy's actions to save his surviving crew after the sinking of the PT-109 made him a war hero, which proved helpful in his political career. The incident may have also contributed to Kennedy's long-term back problems.

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Located at -8.3, 157.12 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 19 mi away.
Tags:1942 ships, 20th-century military history of the United States, Conflicts in 1943, John F. Kennedy, Maritime incidents in 1943, Naval battles of World War II involving Japan, Naval battles of World War II involving the United States, PT boats, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II, Ships built in New Jersey, Ships sunk in collisions, World War II patrol vessels of the United States, World War II shipwrecks in the Pacific Ocean