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US Forces in New Zealand

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Eleanor Roosevelt's visit, 1943

Eleanor Roosevelt's visit, 1943

US troops leaving Auckland

US troops leaving Auckland

Laying a wreath on US Memorial Day

Laying a wreath on US Memorial Day

Eleanor Roosevelt visits New Zealand

Eleanor Roosevelt visits New Zealand

US servicemen learning to carve

US servicemen learning to carve

US Marines learning Māori dance

US Marines learning Māori dance

US Marine learns Māori dancing

US Marine learns Māori dancing

American servicemen at Ngāruawāhia regatta, 1943

American servicemen at Ngāruawāhia regatta, 1943

American officer and Tainui kuia

American officer and Tainui kuia

American servicemen with 'land girls'

American servicemen with 'land girls'

American supplies on Wellington wharves

American supplies on Wellington wharves

US serviceman gives a French horn lesson

US serviceman gives a French horn lesson

American soldiers visiting Orākei Kōrako

American soldiers visiting Orākei Kōrako

Americans with female friends at Oriental Bay

Americans with female friends at Oriental Bay

American serviceman chatting up Kiwi woman

American serviceman chatting up Kiwi woman

Dancing at Majestic Cabaret

Dancing at Majestic Cabaret

Dance band at the Majestic Cabaret

Dance band at the Majestic Cabaret

American servicemen taking tea

American servicemen taking tea

Kiwi family hosting Marines

Kiwi family hosting Marines

American sailor compares dollars and pounds

American sailor compares dollars and pounds

Americans and New Zealanders meet on street

Americans and New Zealanders meet on street

US Marines at Oriental Bay

US Marines at Oriental Bay

Marine's parade in Wellington

Marine's parade in Wellington

American servicemen at a milk bar

American servicemen at a milk bar

Mending clothes for Marines

Mending clothes for Marines

American Red Cross Cecil Club, Wellington

American Red Cross Cecil Club, Wellington

Americans dancing at Camp McKay

Americans dancing at Camp McKay

US troops listening to Artie Shaw

US troops listening to Artie Shaw

US servicemen playing rugby

US servicemen playing rugby

American servicemen playing cards

American servicemen playing cards

American nurses in New Zealand, 1943

American nurses in New Zealand, 1943

Awarding Purple Hearts to US servicemen, 1943

Awarding Purple Hearts to US servicemen, 1943

Hospital ward for US Forces in New Zealand

Hospital ward for US Forces in New Zealand

Mock military landing at Mahia

Mock military landing at Mahia

Exhausted US troops at Pukekohe

Exhausted US troops at Pukekohe

US forces at Camp McKay store

US forces at Camp McKay store

US Marines in mess queue

US Marines in mess queue

US forces at Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, 1942

US forces at Royal Port Nicholson Yacht Club, 1942

Movie theatre at Hutt Park

Movie theatre at Hutt Park

US forces camp in Central Park, Wellington

US forces camp in Central Park, Wellington

Camps McKay and Russell, Paekākāriki

Camps McKay and Russell, Paekākāriki

Camp Hale, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Camp Hale, Auckland War Memorial Museum

Marine unloading supplies

Marine unloading supplies

Building food store at Pāuatahanui

Building food store at Pāuatahanui

Shop display for Liberty Bonds

Shop display for Liberty Bonds

Map of the Pacific theatre, 1941-1945

Map of the Pacific theatre, 1941-1945

US Marines arriving at Wellington, 1942

US Marines arriving at Wellington, 1942

Marines arrive in Wellington

Marines arrive in Wellington

Graph showing US forces in New Zealand

Graph showing US forces in New Zealand

Personal effects of an American killed in the Pacific war

Personal effects of an American killed in the Pacific war

War brides leaving for the US

War brides leaving for the US

Milkshakes at the New Ritz Bar

Milkshakes at the New Ritz Bar

United States servicemen at Hotel Cecil

United States servicemen at Hotel Cecil

United States Navy tragedy at Paekākāriki

United States Navy tragedy at Paekākāriki

US troops march along Queen Street, Auckland

US troops march along Queen Street, Auckland

US Marines training in the Tararua Ranges

US Marines training in the Tararua Ranges

'Come and fight the Yanks'

'Come and fight the Yanks'

Unloading vegetables at US camp

Unloading vegetables at US camp

First American soldier lands on NZ soil

First American soldier lands on NZ soil

US Marine Corps memorial, Wellington

US Marine Corps memorial, Wellington

US Navy tragedy memorial

US Navy tragedy memorial