Pacific Wrecks
Pacific Wrecks    
  Missing In Action (MIA) Prisoners Of War (POW) Unexploded Ordnance (UXO)  
Chronology Locations Aircraft Ships Submit Info How You Can Help Donate
 
    Wellington North Island New Zealand

USN July 20, 1942
Location
Lat 41° 17' 60S Long 74° 46' 60E  Wellington is located on the southern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Borders Wellington is the capital of New Zealand. Borders Wellington Harbor and Cook Strait.

Wartime History
During the night of March 8, 1942 Japanese submarine I-25 launched their E14Y "Glen" float plane piloted by W/O Fujita Nobuo that overflew Wellington and returned safely. Next, I-25 and the same aircraft patrolled over Auckland. On June 14, 1942 the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) first echelon of 1st Marine Division arrives in Wellington. On February 16, 1943 Japanese submarine I-10 arrives off Wellington.

Wellington Airfield
Built prewar, still in use today

Paraparaumu Airfield
Wartime airfield

Wellington (Karori) Cemetery
Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery with 393 burials

P-40N Kittyhawk Serial Number NZ3031
Pilot Marchant crashed May 1, 1943

Contribute Information
Do you have photos or additional information to add?

Last Updated
June 11, 2021

 

Map
Map Fallingrain
  Discussion Forum Daily Updates Reviews Museums Interviews & Oral Histories  
 
Pacific Wrecks Inc. All rights reserved.
Donate Now Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram