Halavo Bay Solomon Islands 1945
Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Flying Boat base at Halavo Bay, Solomon Islands viewed from the wing of PBY-5 Catalina XX-T NZ 4017. XX-F NZ 4007 is in the bacground. Halavo Seaplane Base was built in December of 1942 and was a maintenance base for PBY's in the Solomon Islands.
Some of the US Navy Squadrons that were based at Halavo were VP-12, VP-14, VP-24,VP-44 , VP-54 , VP-71, VP-74 and VP-91. RNZAF 6 Squadron conducted its first patrol from Halavo on Christmas Day 1943. [[Thanks to P-38L5LO for the VP information]
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