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The forgotten battle for Alaska

...also planned supported attacks on New Guinea and the Solomon Islands (designed to imperil Australia's sea line of communications...While carrying out the attacks on New Guinea and the Solomon islands the Japanese fleet ran into an American carrier task...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-12-21/forgotten-battle-alaska
Neighbors
Jerry Coleman's wit and humility made him unique

...missions in two wars (Ted Williams served in two but flew only in Korea), Coleman flew about 120 missions in the Solomon Islands and the Philippines during World War II and later in Korea."Seeing friends die and families cry," he said for...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-01-10/jerry-colemans-wit-and-humility-made-h
Sports
Photo: Running up a new flag

...Wednesday at the USS Juneau memorial. The flag has the name and image of the first USS Juneau, which was sunk off the Solomon Islands during World War II. Several Navy veterans who served aboard the second USS Juneau attended. The ceremony was sponsored...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/091505/loc_20050915001.shtml
News
Nice work if you can get it: Couple sails Pacific for 3 years

...years later, they've gone from Mexico to Japan in their 42-foot sailboat with stops ranging from Fiji to the Solomon Islands, about 1,100 miles northeast of Australia. The Platteels tied up in Auke Bay for two days this week before leaving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081899/Loc_sail.html
Local
Berngartt and Dziuba wed

...maid of honor was the bride's sister, Rebecca Berngartt, and the best man was Christopher Knight. Official witnesses were Michael and Tiffany Farrell. After honeymooning in the Solomon Islands, the Dziubas returned home to Juneau.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/090106/nei_20060901016.shtml
Neighbors
Thank you

...namesake place of their former ship was "like coming home." The first USS Juneau was a light cruiser sunk in the Solomon Islands during World War II with a large loss of life, including the five Sullivan brothers. Additional vessels in the United...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/092305/nei_20050923026.shtml
Neighbors
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...years later, they've gone from Mexico to Japan in their 42-foot sailboat with stops ranging from Fiji to the Solomon Islands, about 1,100 miles northeast of Australia. The Platteels tied up in Auke Bay for two days this week before leaving...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081899/Loc_sail.shtml
No place like Homer for returning sailor

...course took him across the equator to the Marquesas, Tahiti, Fiji and New Zealand, before turning north to the Solomon Islands, Japan and back to Alaska."When I was about 10, my family made a trip to Hawaii. I saw a sailboat in a marina...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-09-10/no-place-homer-returning-sailor
State
This Day in History

...PT-109, commanded by Lt. John F. Kennedy, sank after being rammed by the Japanese destroyer Amagiri off the Solomon Islands. The future president was credited with saving members of the crew. He was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/080204/sta_thisday.shtml
News
Setting the record straight on `Dixie'

...type of aircraft used extensively during WWII to ferry troops and cargo all over the world. They saw service in the Solomon Islands, took part in the Burma airlift and supported Allied troops against Rommel in North Africa. It would be hard to...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052600/Ope_orfordltr.html
Opinion

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