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Kumbolia Destination Guide

Touring Kumbolia in Solomon Islands.

Kumbolia in the region of Solomon Islands (general) is located in Solomon Islands - some 248 mi (or 399 km) North-West of Honiara, the country's capital city.

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Time in Kumbolia is now 09:42 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named "Pacific / Guadalcanal" with an UTC offset of 11 hours. Depending on your travel resources, these more prominent places might be interesting for you: Njoroveto, Maravari, Honiara, Eleoteve, Buala or Narowai. Being here already, consider visiting Ruruvai, Kumbolia, Kokolope and Biporo. We also found some pictures.


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Interesting facts about this location

Battle off Horaniu

The Battle off Horaniu was a minor naval battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II fought on the night of August 17, 1943 near the island of Vella Lavella in the Solomon Islands

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Located at -7.71, 156.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:1943 in Japan, 1943 in the Solomon Islands, Battles and operations of World War II involving the Solomon Islands, Conflicts in 1943, Far East naval theatre of World War II, Naval battles of World War II involving the United States, Pacific Ocean theatre of World War II

Vella Lavella

Vella Lavella is an island in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. It lies to the west of New Georgia, but is considered one of the New Georgia Group. To its west is the Treasury Islands. The sea around the island was the site of the Naval Battle of Vella Lavella in World War II. The Land Battle of Vella Lavella took place from 15 August to 9 October 1943. During World War II, Vella Lavella was the home base for VMF-214 (the "Black Sheep," led by Gregory Boyington).

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Located at -7.71, 156.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 9 mi away.
Tags:Islands of the Solomon Islands

Japanese destroyer Arashi

Arashi was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Arashi played a vital role in World War II by inadvertently guiding US attack planes to the Japanese carrier fleet at the Battle of Midway. Arashi had become separated from the Japanese carrier force while attempting to destroy an American submarine, the USS Nautilus. Following her attacks on the Nautilus the Arashi steamed at high speed to rejoin the group.

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Located at -7.71, 156.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1940 ships, Kagerō-class destroyers, Shipwrecks in the Solomon Sea, World War II destroyers of Japan

Japanese destroyer Hagikaze

Hagikaze was a Kagero-class destroyer of the Imperial Japanese Navy. Participating at the Battle of Midway, the heavily damaged Kaga was scuttled by her two torpedoes, Kaga being fatally damaged by US aircraft of USS Enterprise (CV-6) during the battle. On 7 August 1943, Hagikaze was sunk between Kolombangara and Vella Lavella during the Battle of Vella Gulf, by torpedoes and gunfire from the US destroyers USS Dunlap (DD-384), USS Craven (DD-382), and USS Maury (DD-401), with 178 killed.

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Located at -7.71, 156.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 13 mi away.
Tags:1940 ships, Kagerō-class destroyers, Shipwrecks in the Solomon Sea, World War II destroyers of Japan

Vella Gulf

Vella Gulf is a waterway in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands. It lies between the islands of Vella Lavella to the northwest, Kolombangara to the southeast, and Ghizo to the south. It connects New Georgia Sound ("The Slot") to the northeast with the Solomon Sea to the south. During the Solomon Islands campaign in World War II, the Battle of Vella Gulf was fought here between destroyers of the Imperial Japanese Navy and the U.S.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -7.71, 156.77 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Tags:Geography of the Solomon Islands