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Marines rest in the field on Guadalcanal

Marines rest in the field on Guadalcanal

Taken on 1942-11-15

Troops from the armies 164th infantry rest at a stand still at Guadal Canal.

Source: U.S. Military

Uploaded by SATest on 2014-06-26

US Marines Crossing River, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, September 1942

US Marines Crossing River, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, September 1942

Taken on 1942-09-15

"In the second action between 6 and 9 October a larger force of Marines successfully crossed the Matanikau River, attacked newly landed Japanese forces from the 2nd Infantry Division under the command of generals Masao Maruyama and Yumio Nasu, and inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese 4th Infantry Regiment. The second action forced the Japanese to retreat from their positions east of the Matanikau and hindered Japanese preparations for their planned major offensive on the U.S. Lunga defenses." Exact date unknown.

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

USS Carrier Wasp After Being Hit by Torpedoes, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, September 1942

USS Carrier Wasp After Being Hit by Torpedoes, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, September 1942

Taken on 1942-09-15

"The U.S. carrier Wasp burns after being hit by Japanese submarine torpedoes on 15 September."

Source: Library of Congress/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

US Interceptors Move to Engage Japanese Aircraft, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, September 1942

US Interceptors Move to Engage Japanese Aircraft, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, September 1942

Taken on 1942-09-01

"U.S. Marine F4F Wildcat fighters ascend from Henderson Field to attack incoming Japanese aircraft in late August or early September 1942." Exact date unknown.

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

Japanese Troops Boarding "Tokyo Express" Boats Bound for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Late 1942

Japanese Troops Boarding "Tokyo Express" Boats Bound for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Late 1942

Taken on 1942-09-01

"The Tokyo Express was the name given by Allied forces to the use of Imperial Japanese Navy ships at night to deliver personnel, supplies, and equipment to Japanese forces operating in and around New Guinea and the Solomon Islands during the Pacific campaign of World War II. The operation involved loading personnel or supplies aboard fast warships (mainly destroyers), later submarines, and using the warships' speed to deliver the personnel or supplies to the desired location and return to the originating base all within one night so Allied aircraft could not intercept them by day."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

USS Enterprise Under Aerial Attack Off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, August 1942

USS Enterprise Under Aerial Attack Off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, August 1942

Taken on 1942-08-24

"The U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) heels over violently during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, 24 August 1942. A fire fed by burning powder flares brightly in her Group 3 12.7 cm (5") gun gallery (starboard-side aft), set off by a Japanese bomb that killed 38 men."

Source: US Navy/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

US Marines Disembarking, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, August 1942

US Marines Disembarking, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, August 1942

Taken on 1942-08-07

"First Division Marines storm ashore across Guadalcanal's beaches on D-Day, 7 August 1942, from the attack transport Barnett (AP-11) and attack cargo ship Fomalhaut (AK-22). The invaders were surprised at the lack of enemy opposition."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

Lunga Point Airfield, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, July 1942

Lunga Point Airfield, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, July 1942

Taken on 1942-07-01

"The airfield at Lunga Point on Guadalcanal under construction by Japanese and conscripted Korean laborers in July 1942."

Source: Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-13

Japanese Battleship Haruna, May 1928

Japanese Battleship Haruna, May 1928

Taken on 1928-05-25

"To protect the approaching convoy from attack by CAF aircraft, Yamamoto sent two battleships from Truk to bombard Henderson Field. At 01:33 on 14 October, Kongō and Haruna, escorted by one light cruiser and nine destroyers, reached Guadalcanal and opened fire on Henderson Field from a distance of 16,000 metres (17,500 yd). Over the next one hour and 23 minutes, the two battleships fired 973 14-inch (356 mm) shells into the Lunga perimeter, most of them falling in and around the 2,200 metres (2,400 yd) square area of the airfield. Many of the shells were fragmentation shells, specifically designed to destroy land targets. The bombardment heavily damaged both runways, burned almost all of the available aviation fuel, destroyed 48 of the CAF's 90 aircraft, and killed 41 men, including six CAF pilots. The battleship force immediately returned to Truk."

Source: Kure Maritime Museum/Wikipedia

Uploaded by northway on 2014-09-16