(RAAF) Hudson from 24 Squadron that took off from Vunakanau Airfield and attempted to bomb the Green Island anchorage area and are intercepted by F1M2 Pete floatplanes.
November 18, 1943
(13th AF) 3 B-25's strafe Green
November 26, 1943
(RNZAF) A few Venturas attack Green
Island, causing heavy damage in the bivouac and supply area and sinking
December 3, 1943
(13th AF) B-24's on armed reconnaissance hit a variety of targets,
December 16, 1943
(RNZAF) Ventura's attack targets on Green
December 19, 1943
(13th AF) B-25's on armed reconnaissance hit targets of opportunity on Nissan
January 30, 1944
(New Zealand Army)
A raiding party of 300 soldiers, mostly from the New Zealand Army, 30 Battalion landed on Nissan Island. After reconnoitering
for 24 hours, the group was withdrawn by sea having suffered five killed and
ten wounded. Afterwards, from two US Navy combat demolition unit "frogmen" teams: NCDU 4 and NCDU 5 cleared obstacles from the landing area.
February 6, 1944
(RNZAF) Ventura's hit barges in the Green Island area.
February 10, 1944
(13th AF) P-39s hit Green Island.
February 15, 1944
American troops plus the 3rd
New Zealand Division (less the 8th Brigade) landed on Nissan as part of Operation Square Peg. At the time of the landing, only about
500 Japanese base troops were on Nissan, the rest had withdrawn to Feni Island. The remaining Japanese defenders fought to the death with none surrendering. On February 23, 1944 organized Japanese
resistance ceased but mopping up operations continued
until the end of the month.