Story: Second World War

RNZAF Corsairs over Guadalcanal, 1944 (1st of 3)

RNZAF Corsairs over Guadalcanal, 1944

The Royal New Zealand Air Force made a significant contribution to the Pacific War in the Solomon Islands.  Beginning with bomber reconnaissance operations in November 1942, their involvement expanded considerably. Here New Zealand Corsair fighter planes fly just off the coast of Guadalcanal in 1944.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evatt Collection
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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - American counter-offensive', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 May 2022)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016