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 naval battle of Guadalcanal began between the US and Japanese forces.
Based on the true story of Calvin Graham, he serves at the battle of Guadalcanal and eventually earns a purple heart.
The American ships, unaccustomed to night combat, had taken a severe pounding in the fight known as the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
Today, in a ceremony at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in California, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that Arleigh-Burke class destroyer, DDG 122, will be named John Basilone in honor of the United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War II.
9, 1943, the World War II battle of Guadalcanal in the southwest Pacific ended with an Allied victory over Japanese forces.
An Army Rifle company change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce Second World War battle of Guadalcanal in the Pacific Ocean between Allied forces and Japan 1998 ***
A third Sailor, Mess Attendant First Class Leonard Roy Harmon, was also a warfighter in the battle of Guadalcanal.
Unfortunately, the linear formation did not succeed in this regard, and it was quickly--and appropriately--discarded after the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal.
This is a 1998 war film that tells a fictional story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in World War 2 with the focus on the men in C Company, most notably Private Witt (Caviezel) and his conflicted feelings about fighting in the war, Colonel Tall (Nolte) and his desire to win the battle at any cost in order to get a promotion.
All five brothers of the Sullivan family joined the US Navy in 1942 and all served on the USS Juneau, which was soon in action in the Pacific at the Battle of Guadalcanal.
The Battle of Guadalcanal is considered by some experts to be one of the most hostile, lengthy naval struggles in the war in the Pacific.