The Guns of Bora Bora (Operation Bobcat)

 

Bora Bora was a logistical center during WWII.

Code named ‘Operation Bobcat’ the wheels were set in motion less than a month after Pearl Harbor.

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The below is the peninsula to the left when facing Viatape  from your anchorage at Bora Bora, in the general vicinity of the ‘Viatape’ lettering on the map above:

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Just to the right from the right-hand tree in the notch you can pick off a picture of the guns with a telephoto lens:

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Having clamored up the slope to the guns, the view from the gun pointing out to the harbor entrance:

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The view from the gun pointing over the old military port:

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This is one of 4 installations on the island. None were ever fired during the war.