Posts Tagged ‘Guadalcanal’

Marine Corps Battles In World War Two : October 24-26, 1942,

During World War II on October 24-26, 1942, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, led by Lt. Col. Chesty Puller, faced-off with the Imperial Japanese Sendai Division. This division was the invasion force that was aiming to take back the allied air base of Henderson Field on the island of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, that the Marines had […]

Today In Marine Corps History: 9 October 1917

The 8th Marines was activated at Quantico, Virginia. Although the regiment would not see combat in Europe during World War I, the officers and enlisted men of the 8th Marines participated in operations against dissidents in Haiti for over five years during the 1920s. During World War II, the regiment was assigned to the 2d […]

Marines At The Battle of Bougainville

The Solomon Islands campaign began with the taking of Guadalcanal in December 1942. In February 1943 the Russell Islands fell, and the New Georgia group followed in August 1943. At the end of 1943, the campaign reached its goal when American troops gained a solid foothold on the island of Bougainville. The Russells, New Georgia […]

Marine Corps Videos: The U.S. Marines At Guadalcanal

The amphibious nature of the war in the Pacific imposed on the Marine Corps greater tasks than any it had ever been called upon to perform. The expansion of the Corps and equipping it with the weapons and support facilities necessary for modern amphibious undertakings was an administrative achievement of the greatest magnitude. This was […]

Dogfights: Guadalcanal Part 4

The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal, was fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. Fiercely contested on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the campaign was the first major offensive launched by […]

Dogfights: Guadalcanal Part 3

The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal, was fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. Fiercely contested on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the campaign was the first major offensive launched by […]

Dogfights: Guadalcanal Part 2

The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal, was fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. Fiercely contested on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the campaign was the first major offensive launched by […]

Dogfights: Guadalcanal Part 1

The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal, was fought between August 7, 1942 and February 9, 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. Fiercely contested on the ground, at sea, and in the air, the campaign was the first major offensive launched by […]

Air War Over Guadalcanal

From the dozens of photos we took at the National Museum Of The Marine Corps

The Makin Raid

From the dozens of photos we took at the National Museum Of The Marine Corps

The Cactus Air Force

From the dozens of photos we took at the National Museum Of The Marine Corps

The 1st Marine Division In World War Two

The 1st Marine Division came into existence on 1 February 1941 by change of designation from the 1st Marine Brigade, then at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The 1st Marine Division was awarded three Presidential Unit Citations for the following: Guadalcanal – 7 August to 9 December 1942 Assault and seizure of Peleliu and Ngesebus, Palau Islands […]

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