Wrecks & Recoveries Gallery
One of the key roles of the Museum, is the preservation Vanuatu’s World War II heritage through the discovery and preservation of relics and wrecks, still hidden away in the jungles of Vanuatu. Here you’ll find some of the work being done to preserve that heritage.
Lockheed P-38 Recovery
In a remarkable stroke of luck and a great deal of generosity, a local Santo land owner resisted the temptation to sell a Lockheed P-38 Lightning wreck to an overseas collector and very generously donated the aircraft to the South Pacific World War II Museum. The recovery efforts of the aircraft can be viewed here.
Explore Santo Further
If you’d like to see where this gallery location fits into the bigger picture of life on Espiritu Santo during World War II, we’ve created an interactive map page. There you’ll find a Google Map of the south east corner of Santo with as many locations as possible marked out for you to explore. Clicking on the image will take you there.