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1942/12/00 Peter Marne Shonk US Naval Fighter Pilot As a carrier based fighter pilot in the US Navy during WWII, Lieutenant Shonk serves on the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise in the South Pacific seeing action in the Battle of Guadalcanal, November 12-25.

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Oceania, group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Papua New Guinea - The World Factbook

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The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II occurred on this archipelago. Self-government was achieved in 1976 and independence two years later. Ethnic violence, government malfeasance, and endemic crime have undermined stability and civil society. In June 2003, then Prime Minister Sir Allan KEMAKEZA sought the assistance of Australia in reestablishing law and order; the following month, an Australian-led multinational force arrived to restore peace and disarm ethnic militias. The Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has generally been effective in restoring law and order and rebuilding government institutions. - The World Factbook

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Jerry of the Islands Book Jack London Jerry is a six-month old Irish Terrier who lives on the Solomon Islands, 1910s

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