Battle of Guadalcanal

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Noun1.Battle of Guadalcanal - a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943)Battle of Guadalcanal - a battle in World War II in the Pacific (1942-1943); the island was occupied by the Japanese and later recaptured by American forces
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Guadalcanal - a mountainous island; the largest of the Solomon Islands in the independent state that is a member of the British Commonwealth
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The islands ooze with war stories and mementos, beginning with Honiara International Airport, still called by its wartime name, Henderson Field, whose possession precipitated the bitterly fought Guadalcanal campaign and the deaths of more than 30,000 soldiers.
The 2010 HBO miniseries The Pacific portrays in gritty, gripping detail the hard-fought Guadalcanal campaign and other campaigns that followed over the next three years.
Exhibits commemorate such topics as the Guadalcanal campaign of World War II's Pacific theater and women in aviation and space.
Early in the Guadalcanal campaign, the USS Blue was damaged by Japanese torpedoes and scuttled.
Roger and Dennis Letourneau offer a revisionist look at a unique Japanese operation from the Guadalcanal campaign.
Marine Captain Ryan McCown was an F4U Corsair pilot shot down over the skies of present-day Papua New Guinea, as the United States began its island hopping campaign on the heels of victory in the Guadalcanal Campaign during World War II.
goal in the Guadalcanal Campaign was to secure the islands of Guadalcanal, Florida, and Tulagi to prevent their use by the Japanese as bases from which to attack lines of communication between the U.
The first year of the war would see both spectacular sea battles and long contests of endurance, such as the Guadalcanal campaign, where naval air power proved decisive.
15) An excellent account of the Guadalcanal campaign is Samuel B.
The Guadalcanal campaign demonstrates that technology alone is no guarantor of victory.
Army, serving in the Americal Division during the Guadalcanal Campaign of World War II.
If you are fascinated by personal narratives from World War II, you had better put on the coffee pot, and settle down to one hell of read covering the Guadalcanal Campaign and landings at Tarawa, Saipan and Tinian islands in the battle for the Pacific Theater.