Kapiti US Marines Trust

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The KUSMT's goal is to collect, preserve and promote World War II US Armed Forces history from 1942-1944 on the Kapiti Coast

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The Kapiti U.S. Marines Trust (KUSMT) was established in 2009 to collect, conserve, exhibit, and promote WWII US Marines history from 1942-1944 – particularly in camps Paekakariki, Mackay and Russell, in Kapiti, New Zealand. The Trust is registered with the Charities Commission (CC46035) and represents a number of local, regional and national groups with heritage and conservation interests.

While our focus is the history surrounding Camps Russell, MacKay and Paekakariki we also have an interest in Marines camps in other parts of the Wellington region and in the social history and friendships between Kiwis and Americans during this brief but all-important encounter.

For more information visit: www.marinenz.com.

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The Kapiti U.S.Marines Trust was established in 2010 to promote the collection, conservation and exhibition of WWII U.S.Marines’ history in Kapiti and the Wellington region.

Our vision, is to tell the story of the ‘friendly invasion’ of U.S.Armed Forces in New Zealand between 1942-44 for future generations.

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Latest update

Update for 22/04/2014  22 April 2014

We are pleased to advise that we have 6 Marines arriving for a visit May 4-7 2014. They will visit Paekakariki Station Museum, visit the memorial at Queen Elizabeth Park ,visit Old St.Pauls, the National War Memorial and other places of interest in Wellington before heading off to Tarawa.


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  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 29 May 2018

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    Thanks for a wonderfully organised Memorial Day Service

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  • Isabel

    Isabel on 16 Aug 2017

    $100

    $100

  • Wendell Perkins

    Wendell Perkins on 21 Oct 2015

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    Thanks again, for the hospitality and love of the New Zealand people toward the Marines while we were stationed there in 1942-1943. A special thanks to the Kapiti Trust for keeping those memories alive.

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  • James W. Morrow

    James W. Morrow on 03 Sep 2014

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    Hello my friends, have a nice day

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  • Wendell Perkins

    Wendell Perkins on 31 Aug 2014

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    In appreciation for the wonderful treatment you extended us six old Marine vets on our return visit this past May. Your hospitality and generosity certainly hasn't diminished over the past 72 years. Thank you for such a wonderful visit. We love you!

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