The chief documentary sources of the information contained in this volume
Wartimes files held by the Prime Minister's Department and RNZAF
Intelligence bulletins issued by United States and RNZAF formations
in the South Pacific.
The despatches of Air Chief Marshal Sir Robert Brooke-Popham,
Lieutenant-General A. E. Percival, and Air Vice-Marshal Sir Paul Maltby
on operations in Malaya and the Netherlands East Indies, 1941–42.
Operations record books of RNZAF units and formations in the
Combat narratives issued by the United States Navy covering the
Histories of Wigram and Hobsonville (unpublished) by Squadron
Leader A. G. Lester.
Wingspread, Leo White (
Unity Press, Auckland).
The Struggle for Guadalcanal, Samuel E. Morison, History of United
States Naval Operations in World War II, Volume V.
Narratives prepared by J. D. Carmichael, B. G. Clare, F. A. Ponton,
and D. J. Rutherford and held by the War History Branch of the Department of Internal Affairs.