South Pacific Organization for Vella Lavella Invasion, August, 1943.
Allied Organization of Northern Force [TF 31], Vella Lavella, August, 1943.
Destroyer Squadron Twenty-One. Three of the squadron's ships underway in the Solomon Islands, 15 August 1943. The ships are (from front to rear): USS O'Bannon (DD-450), USS Chevalier (DD-451) and USS Taylor (DD-468). Photographed from USS Nicholas (DD-449), while the ships were enroute to the landings at Vella Lavella, which took place on the same day.
Clouds obscured Vella Lavella's peaks as succeeding echelons brought in men and supplies
30 New Zealand division troops pour ashore on Vella Lavella to relieve the 35th Regimental Combat Team and the 1st Battalion, 145th Infantry
Vella Lavella. Infantrymen of Co. "I" await the word to advance in pursuit of retreating Japanese forces. Stepping Stone Island on the Vella Lavella Island Front, Southwest Pacific. (13 Sep 43)
Major J. Alfred Burden and T/3 Tateshi Miyasaki, 25th Inf Div Language Section, G-2, interrogate a Japanese prisoner of war in stockade at Vella Lavella, Sep 1943.