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    Wellington North Island New Zealand

USN July 20, 1942

Lat 41° 17' 60S Long 74° 46' 60E  Wellington is located on the southern coast of the North Island bordering Wellington Harbor to the west is . Wellington is the capital of New Zealand.

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.

Cook Straight
On February 22, 1942 Japanese submarine I-10 was detected by radio detection, but not found in subsequent aerial searches.

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

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Last Updated
July 2, 2020


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