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Guadalcanal USMC Photo No. 13  "Jap bombers score direct hit on Henderson Field Hangar."   From the Frederick R. Findtner Collection (COLL/3890), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections   OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

Guadalcanal USMC Photo No. 13 "Jap bombers score direct hit on Henderson Field Hangar." From the Frederick R. Findtner Collection (COLL/3890), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

Dinge en Goete (Things and Stuff): This Day in WWII History: Feb 21, 1944: Tojo makes himself "military czar"

Japan’s wartime Prime Minister Hideki Tojo is executed by hanging for war crimes. In his final statements, he apologizes for the atrocities committed by the Japanese military and urges the American.

HendersonAug7 - Guadalcanal Campaign - Wikimedia Commons

Aerial view of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, August 1942

August 21, 1942 Flying a Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat fighter, US Marine Corps Capt. John L. Smith scores the first aerial victory by a Henderson Field-based aircraft, shooting down a Mitsubishi A6M Zero between Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, and Savo Island. He would go on to lead VMF-223, part of the rag-tag "Cactus Air Force" on Guadalcanal and personally account for 19 Japanese aircraft destroyed.   .

August 1942 Flying a Grumman Wildcat fighter, US Marine Corps Capt…

Following a U.S. air raid on Japanese positions on Tulagi, August 7, 1942, smoke billows from the island’s cricket grounds.

Tulagi is an Island North of Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal Campaign is part of the Solomon Island Chain in the SouthWest Pacific.

Destroyer Squadron Twelve:  Five DesRon12 destroyers make formation "S-turns" in Iron Bottom Sound, off Guadalcanal. Savo Island is in the distance.

Destroyer Squadron Twelve: Five destroyers make formation "S-turns" in Iron Bottom Sound, off Guadalcanal. Savo Island is in the distance.

Battle damaged Navy F4U Corsair

Lt Johnson, USMC, points to damaged rudder Corsairs encounter with the Japs over Russel Island.

1943- Japanese prisoners, transported to an American base from Guadalcanal, receive American cigarettes and disgusted glances from U.S. troops stationed there.

Japanese prisoners, transported to an American base from Guadalcanal, receive American cigarettes and disgusted glances from U. troops stationed there.

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