3rd NZ Division in the Pacific

Second NZEF
World War II    1939-1945
Accounts of all three campaigns ( invasions of Vella Lavella, Treasuries and Green Islands)carried out in the Solomons by  this largely forgotten unit are now posted.
These are taken with thanks from Ray Munro's book, see below.

18th September 2003 is the 60th Anniversary of NZ 14 Brigade invasion of Vella Lavella in 1943.

Ray Munro's excellent 120 page illustrated self published book,  "3rd NZ Division, 2 NZEFIP 1940-44",  can be purchased from Ray, write to R.D. Munro, 76b Martin Street, Upper Hutt, New Zealand.   Cost $20 in NZ and NZ$20 plus NZ$6.50 airmail if ordering in Australia.

Photographs,  cards,  news-photos, maps, watercolours etc from 1940-44
From NZ, Fiji, New Caledonia and Solomons (updated August 2004)
35 Battalion rolls, Excel file for download.

This site started in 2000 by Warwick Hughes, son of one of "The Pineapple Fusilliers", if anyone has or knows of  photographs or other material that could help build  this site, please  contact me on wshughes (at sign) iinet.net.au

This background image is of a Xmas card sent home from the Solomon's Dec, 1943, autographs on back.