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Japanese hangars at Henderson Field

Japanese hangars at Henderson Field

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

August 1942. Henderson Field, Guadalcanal.

Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, late August shortly after Allies began operations there.

the Solomon Islands. Battle of Grassy Knoll,

The Solomon Islands. Battle of Grassy Knoll,

Guadalcanal airfields (NA)

Guadalcanal airfields (NA)

Japanese hangars at Henderson Field 1942-1943

Japanese hangars at Henderson Field

Guadalcanal USMC Photo No. 8  From the Frederick R. Findtner Collection (COLL/3890), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections   OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

Guadalcanal USMC Photo No. 8 From the Frederick R. Findtner Collection (COLL/3890), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections OFFICIAL USMC PHOTOGRAPH

"THE PAGODA" flight operations hut at Henderson Field. A house stands on the hill today (NA)

"THE PAGODA" flight operations hut at Henderson Field. A house stands on the hill today (NA)

RAIDERS 51728 GUADALCANAL, WWII Marine Raiders on patrol.

RAIDERS 51728 GUADALCANAL, WWII Marine Raiders on patrol.

burning Japanese transport at Guadalcanal

burning Japanese transport at Guadalcanal

July 1942. Lunga Point, later named Henderson Field, Guadalcanal.

July Lunga Point, later named Henderson Field, Guadalcanal.

Henderson Field

Henderson Field

A Marine on a ridge, Guadalcanal-1942 The thick jungle and rugged terrain is evident in this photo.

A Marine on a ridge, The thick jungle and rugged terrain is evident in this photo.

Henderson Field in late August 1942

Approaching Henderson Field on Guadacanal c.

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.

wrecked Amtrac at the Matanikau beach sandbar, with the turret of a Japanese tank in the water behind it. That tank is still there today.

wrecked Amtrac at the Matanikau beach sandbar, with the turret of a Japanese tank in the water behind it.

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