U.S. Army Infantrymen of Company “I”, 35th Regiment, 25th U.S. Infantry Division await the word to advance in pursuit of retreating Japanese forces. The Vella Lavella Island Front, in the Solomon Islands, Southwest Pacific.
13 September 1943.
The Battle of Vella Lavella was fought from the 15th of August to the 9th of October 1943 between Japan and the Allied forces from New Zealand and the United States. Vella Lavella is an island located in the Solomon Islands that had been occupied by Japanese forces. The Allies successfully recaptured the island.
(Colorized by Tom Thounaojam from India)