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Rekata Bay

Rekata Bay (158.716E 7.567S) was an almost completely undeveloped anchorage on the north coast of Santa Isabel Island in the Solomons group. The Japanese made occasional use of it as a temporary anchorage or seaplane base during the Guadalcanal campaign, eventually garrisoning the area with 7 Combined SNLF and a battalion of Army troops. These were withdrawn in late September 1943.

The Allies occasionally raided Rekata Bay, including five separate strafing attacks by heavy bombers on 16 September 1942. There was also serious consideration of landing at Rekata Bay instead of Munda.

References

Dyer (1969; accessed 2015-8-12)

Lundstrom (2006)

Morison (1949)

Rottman (2002)

"Wings At War #3" (accessed 2015-8-12)



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