Dr. Newell, a New Zealand lawyer who earned a PhD in history, is the author of Operation Squarepeg: The Allied Invasion of the Green Islands, February 1944 (2017); The Battle for Vella Lavella: The Allied Recapture of Solomon Islands Territory, August 15–September 9, 1943 (2015); and Operation Goodtime and the Battle of the Treasury Islands, 1943 (2012)—all published by McFarland.

Articles by Reginald Newell

crew of the PBY Catalina

Marooned on Mono

By Reg Newell
October 2022
The Navy airmen stranded on the South Pacific island of Mono had two things going for them: their own will to survive and the invaluable aid of the simpatico islanders.