Tales of the South Pacific - pp. 282-302, The Airstrip at Konora Summary & Analysis

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pp. 282-302, The Airstrip at Konora Summary

To strengthen the strike on Kuralei, Admiral Kester targets tiny Konora to build an airstrip there, and a special operation is under Commander Hoag. Lt. Pearlstein warns that there is a ravine or gully at the island knee point, due to the pattern of water drainage. All this information is uncertain. The other concern is if there is a coral hill to dig out building material for the airstrip. Three Australians are brought in who lived on Konora for a few months long ago, but their intelligence is very vague. The men on a reconnaissance mission return and report that there is a ravine in the middle of the island and there is coral in the hills. Pearlstein is given the job to fill the ravine, redirect the watercourse, and build the airstrip over it. The Seabees...

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