Battle of Cape St. George
Photo copyright © 2005 D. W. McComb.
Looking northwest across the Solomon Sea from the same position off Buka Passage, Bougainville, were the preceding image was taken, 7 April 2005. Mountains of southern New Ireland are faintly visible at left center. Here, in darkness, the Battle of Cape St. George was fought in the early hours of 25 November 1943 between Japanese destroyers departing Buka in the direction of this photo and DesRon 23 destroyers steaming to intercept them.