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4 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 4 Aug 1942
Destroyer USS Tucker after nearly being blown in two by a mine getting towed by the stern toward shallow water by YP-346, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 4 Aug 1942.Minelayer USS Breese standing by as a motor launch tows the wreck of the destroyer USS Tucker toward shallow water off Malo Island after Tucker was nearly blown in two by a mine the day before, 4 Aug 1942.
16 Sep 1942

Photo(s) dated 16 Sep 1942
Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 1 of 4.Destroyer USS Laffey (foreground) and cruiser USS Juneau in Luganville anchorage, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Sep 1942. Both ships arrived with survivors of the sunken USS Wasp (Wasp-class). Photo 3 of 4.
25 Nov 1942

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2 Dec 1942

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10 Dec 1942

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2 Jan 1943

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25 Jan 1943

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28 Jan 1943

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1 Feb 1943

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14 Feb 1943

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15 Feb 1943

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23 Feb 1943

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3 Mar 1943

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  • USS Nassau arrived at Espiritu Santo in the morning with US Marine Aircraft Group 21 and its 54 F4F Wildcat fighters aboard. ww2dbase [Espiritu Santo | CPC]
  • Task Force 67 cruisers USS Nashville, USS Honolulu, and USS St. Louis with destroyers USS Russell, USS Strong, USS Morris, USS Chevalier, and USS Jenkins departed Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides for patrols in the lanes north of Espiritu Santo. ww2dbase [Walden Ainsworth | Honolulu | St. Louis | Nashville | Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo | DS]
12 Mar 1943

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21 Mar 1943

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11 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1943
Aircraft carrier USS Enterprise at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 11 Apr 1943.
5 May 1943

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8 May 1943

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16 Jun 1943

Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1943
Headquarters of Commander, Air, South Pacific on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 16 Jun 1943, with USMC MGen Ralph Mitchell, USMC MGen Holland Smith, Adm Chester Nimitz, VAdm Aubrey Fitch, and Adm William Halsey in front.
16 Jul 1943

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17 Jul 1943

New Hebrides Photo(s) dated 17 Jul 1943
Rear Admiral Walden Ainsworth upon his departure from cruiser USS Honolulu at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 17 Jul 1943.
1 Aug 1943

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6 Aug 1943

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3 Sep 1943

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  • The personnel of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 were transported to Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Espiritu Santo | CPC]
14 Sep 1943

Photo(s) dated 14 Sep 1943
United States Navy Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch walking with Eleanor Roosevelt during the first lady’s tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides.First lady Eleanor Roosevelt visiting combat wounded in a United States Navy field hospital at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943.First lady Eleanor Roosevelt upon arrival at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943. She is flanked by VAdm Aubrey Fitch and MGen Maxwell Murray.First lady Eleanor Roosevelt, center, upon arrival at Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides during her tour of the South Pacific on behalf of the Red Cross, 14 Sep 1943. Vice-Admiral Aubrey Fitch is to her left.
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25 Oct 1943

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  • The personnel of US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was moved to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. They would soon prepare to be transferred to Turtle Bay fighter strip on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Espiritu Santo | CPC]
13 Nov 1943

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14 Nov 1943

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15 Nov 1943

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11 Dec 1943

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14 Dec 1943

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21 Dec 1943

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23 Dec 1943

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25 Dec 1943

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8 Jan 1944

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  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 arrived at Turtle Bay fighter strip, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Espiritu Santo | CPC]
12 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 12 Jan 1944
USS Cleveland inside USS ABSD-1 at Aessi Island near Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 12 Jan 1944
13 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 13 Jan 1944
Cruiser USS Cleveland in floating drydock ABSD-1 at Pallikulo Bay, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides, 13 Jan 1944. Cleveland was the first warship to enter ABSD-1.
30 Jan 1944

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10 Feb 1944

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30 May 1944

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2 Jun 1944

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15 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Jun 1944
USS Marcus Island at Espiritu Santo, 15 Jun 1944; note Camouflage Measure 32 Design 15A
19 Jun 1944

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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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