US military forces in New Zealand map


Site of camp used by US forces
 Site of US hospital
 Site of hotels and office space used by US forces
Site of storage facilities used by US forces
 Site of radio stations used by US forces
Radio Station


About this map

Map of sites used by US military forces in New Zealand, 1942–1945. Click in the map to zoom in and move around or check out the Satellite and Terrain views for a different perspective.

Location and unit information have been taken from the following sources: Warkworth and District Museum; Denys Bevan, United States forces in New Zealand, 1942–1945 (1992); Harry Bioletti, The Yanks are coming: the American invasion of New Zealand 1942–1944 (1989); Keith and Nona Morris, Franklin remembers: the war years 1939–1945 (1992).

If you have further information on any of these sites, or on other sites associated with US forces in New Zealand during the Second World War, please send them to us at [email protected] or add a community contribution at the end of this page.

Community contributions

6 comments have been posted about US military forces in New Zealand map

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Posted: 08 Dec 2022

I lived in Whites Line East in Lower Hutt and always understood that US forces developed a swamp area and had a base there adjacent to the Waiwhetu Stream, that was later developed as Te Whiti Park which I grew up from across the Road. It is not your your map.

Denise Gore

Posted: 07 Dec 2022

There were GIs camped at McLean Park in Napier but that isn't marked on this map. My Uncle George was a guard on the gate and my Dad, a schoolboy used to have to cycle in the blackout to take Uncle George his dinner. Dad told me a few tales of those days Uncle George went on to serve in Italy and with Jayforce.

Bonnie Nikora (née Simpson)

Posted: 15 Jun 2022

My Dad was a Captain in the US Marines 2nd Division.
While in NZ he found himself in the top of the South where he met my mother and we still have the telegram from his commanding officer giving him permission to marry my mum. He was a great father, much loved

Gareth Phipps

Posted: 14 Sep 2012

Thanks for letting us know about this Brett. I've adjusted the map marker accordingly. Regards, Gareth Phipps

Brett Duncan

Posted: 14 Sep 2012

Your Camp Hillcrest marker appears to be in the wrong place. Should be over the Hillcrest reserve in Hillcrest Ave.