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.


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:


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:


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


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


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