Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
408 — Headquarters 3rd New Zealand Division to Lieutenant-General Puttick
Headquarters 3rd New Zealand Division to Lieutenant-General Puttick
The 3rd New Zealand Division less 8th Brigade Group successfully landed on Green Island this morning. Opposition practically negligible. Air attacks on convoys caused no damage or casualties. Two possible enemy planes shot down. No air attacks yet on landing. Natives report 70 Japanese in the south end of the island and two barges at Sirot Island. New Zealand troops are once again in the van in the South Pacific area.