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New Zealand World War II soldiers loading stores into infantry landing craft, Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, 1944

Reference Number: 1/2-044734-F

New Zealand World War 2 soldiers of 3rd Division, NZEF (IP) (in the Pacific) loading stores into LCIs (landing craft for infantry) at Vella Lavella, Solomon Islands, for the Nissan Island landing. Shows the landing craft beached at (Juno?) River, with troops and equipment on the beach alongside. Photograph taken in 1944. Photographer unidentified.

Key terms:
1 image, related to New Zealand Army 2nd NZEF (IP), Vella Lavella Island, Landing craft, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Papua New Guinea, World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - Solomon Islands and World War, 1939-1945 - Military personnel, New Zealand - Solomon Islands.

Part of:
World War 1939-1945 Official negatives, Reference Number PAColl-4161-15 (194 digitised items)
New Zealand. Department of Internal Affairs. War History Branch :Photographs relating to World War 1914-1918, World War 1939-1945, occupation of Japan, Korean War, and Malayan Emergency, Reference Number PAColl-4161 (2071 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Film negative. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures350. World War II. Pacific. Vella Lavella. 1944(PFP-026848)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Marginal notes on negative - right of image: B1990/13/44

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