Betikama High School War Museum

Betikama High School War Museum

Honiara

Guadalcanal

Solomon Islands

 

+ 0677 30223

Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 17:00

Friday & Sunday 08:00 – 12:00

Closed Saturday

Aircraft collection

Bell P-400 Airacobra BW157 (wreck), Betikama High School War Museum

BW157

06662

Bell P-400 Airacobra (wreck)

Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless (wreck)

Grumman F4F-3 Wildcat (wreck)

Where on Display

Entrance

Various Plane Engines

P39 Bell Airacobra – in 1 piece

American Douglas SBD-3 Dive Bomber – US Navy #06662 – 29 Sep 42-29 Dec 42 (3 Months Service) – in 1 piece

Long Range Bomber Drop Tank – rusted

American Jerry Cans – rusted

American Fire Extinguisher

Japanese ?mm Deck Gun

Carrier Universal (Bren Gun Carrier)

Naval Gun Barrels

Japanese ?30/40?mm Mountain Gun

Out the Back

Outside

“?” the Croc

M2 Cletrac Tractor – This was used to push big Aircraft around the Airfield.

Japanese ?mm Mountain Gun

Piper Cherekee Plane “The Flying Priest”

Inside

Centre

American & Japanese Machine Guns

Left to Right

B-17 Belly Gunners Turret – minus gun

44 Gallon Drum of the US QMC (QuarterMasters Corps) – good condition

Mortar Carriers Back Pack

US Oil Can

Part of the Fusalage from a B-24D Bomber from Marovo Lagoon – Blondie or ?

Various Artillery/Navy Shell’s

Japanese Rotary Magazine from Machine Gun

Japanese Knee Mortar Tube

Helmet – British

Helmet – American

Helmet – Japanese Army

Japanese Gas Masks

Japanese Water Bottle

American Water Bottle with Bullet Hole entry and exit

At the Betikama school is a small open-air museum with artefacts from the battle of Guadalcanal (1942-1943).