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We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the General Correspondence, 1943 - 1945 of the Second Seaplane Base in the Records of Naval Operating Forces (Record Group 313) that document the construction and operation of airfields, maintenance of aircraft, and naval air operations during World War II. Included are correspondence, issuances, logs, and reports of the Base which was part of the U.S. Naval Air Center on Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. We were unable to locate records of Urelapa. For more information about these records, please contact the National Archives at San Francisco (RW-SB) at email@example.com
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