Bomber Airfield No 2

A larger airfield and related infrastructure was constructed by the Seabees at Pekoa who completed the construction of a 7,000 foot (2133 metre) runway, not far from Luganville. In addition to airfield infrastructure, hospitals and related medical facilities, warehousing and accommodation was also built. Known as Bomber Airfield No 2, it is still used today by passenger aircraft coming into and going out of Espiritu Santo. Further information on Santo’s airfields can be found here.

Explore Santo Further

If you’d like to see where this gallery location fits into the bigger picture of life on Espiritu Santo during World War II, we’ve created an interactive map page. There you’ll find a Google Map of the south east corner of Santo with as many locations as possible marked out for you to explore. Clicking on the image will take you there.

Click the photo to go and explore Santo as it was in WWII.

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