American Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign in November 1942 .

American Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign in November 1942 .

Guadalcanal Campaign 8/7/1942-2/21/1943.Guadalcanal is part of the Solomon Island Chain in the SouthWest Pacific.

Guadalcanal Campaign 8/7/1942-2/21/1943.Guadalcanal is part of the Solomon Island Chain in the SouthWest Pacific.

US Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Pacific theatre, 1942 [740 × 600]

US Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign, in the Pacific theatre, 1942 [740 × 600]

Sgt. John Basilone (Band of Brothers) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

Sgt. John Basilone (Band of Brothers) Congressional Medal of Honor recipient for extraordinary heroism and conspicuous gallantry in action against enemy Japanese forces, above and beyond the call of duty, while serving with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division in the Lunga Area. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, on 24 and 25 October 1942. Read more about his story via The Congressional Medal of Honor Society.

A U.S. #Marine lets loose with his M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle during the Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942

A U.S. #Marine lets loose with his M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle during the Guadalcanal Campaign, 1942

US Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific theatre 1942

US Marines during the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific theatre 1942

Esercito Imperiale Nipponico - "Battle of Tenaru, one of the first major actions of the Guadalcanal campaign" Peter Dennis

Esercito Imperiale Nipponico - "Battle of Tenaru, one of the first major actions of the Guadalcanal campaign" Peter Dennis

The Guadalcanal campaign was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. This campaign, fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan

The Guadalcanal campaign was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. This campaign, fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan

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