The Western part of the Pacific Ocean was the site of the other half of the second World War (WWII). For 4 years it was heavily fought with the result that apart from the loss of hundred of thousand of men and women an incredible amount of equipment was used and destroyed during that time. Some of the remains of this equipment can still be found and seen on some of the islands and even more so under the water.
The best places to go are The Solomon Islands and Chuuk. However there is almost no island we will visit that won’t have any traces and “leftovers” to be seen. One practical fact WWII brought to the region is that virtually every island has an airstrip dating back to the war times, whether it was build by the Japanese or the Americans.