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4 May 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Hammann rescued two downed fighter pilots on the coast of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Hammann | Guadalcanal | CPC]
27 May 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Engineers and staff officers of the Japanese 25th Air Flotilla and 8th Base Force arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by flying boat to inspect prospective airfield building sites. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
18 Jun 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The first Allied air photographic reconnaissance mission over Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands was conducted by US 435th Bombardment Squadron. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
19 Jun 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Vice Admiral Shigeyoshi Inoue inspected prospective sites for airfield construction on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Shigeyoshi Inoue | Guadalcanal | CPC]
6 Jul 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese construction crews arrived at Lunga Point, Guadalcanal. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • Kinryu Maru, another transport, and five destroyers arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands from Truk, Caroline Islands, disembarking Japanese 11th Establishment Unit, 13th Establishment Unit, 100 trucks, 4 heavy tractors, 6 steam rollers, 2 generators, 2 locomotives with cars, and other equipment necessary for building an airfield. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
9 Jul 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
16 Jul 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
17 Jul 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • A B-17 aircraft of US 435th Bombardment Squadron conducted a photograph reconnaissance mission over Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. USMC Lieutenant Colonel Merrill Twining and Major William McKean were on board the aircraft; upon seeing the Japanese progress on the Guadalcanal airfield, he noted "I hope they build a good one. We are going to use it." ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
6 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
7 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Jacob Vouza rescued a downed American pilot from carrier USS Wasp on Guadalcanal. ww2dbase [Jacob Vouza | Guadalcanal | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1942
M2A4 Stuart tank being hoisted from USS Alchiba into a LCM(2) landing craft, off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 7 Aug 1942
8 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marines captured the unfinished Japanese Lunga Point Airfield at Guadalcanal at 1600 hours, which would later renamed Henderson Field by the Americans. The US Marines also captured Tulagi (307 Japanese killed, 3 Japanese captured, 45 Americans killed), Gavutu, and Tanambogo (476 Japanese killed, 20 Japanese and Koreans captured, 70 Americans killed) islands in the afternoon. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Guadalcanal | TH, CPC]
  • Saburo Sakai, flying an A6M Zero fighter, shot down a F4F Wildcat fighter flown by James Southerland. His fighter was subsequently hit by gunner Harold Jones in a SBD-3 Dauntless dive bomber, blowing away the canopy, causing a gashing wound on his head that blinded him in one eye. He was able to fly his fighter back to Rabaul, New Britain, collapsing only after having successfully landed. ww2dbase [Saburo Sakai | Guadalcanal | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Aug 1942
US Marine Corps LVT(1) amphibian tractors moving toward Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 7-9 Aug 1942; note USS President Hayes in background
11 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories Photo(s) dated 11 Aug 1942
American surveying Lunga Point Airfield, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug 1942
12 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Lieutenant Colonel Frank Goettge's 25-man reconnaissance patrol was attacked by Japanese troops west of Matanikau River on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; only 3 survived. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • William Sampson, flying a PBY Catalina aircraft, became the first pilot to have landed at Lunga Point Airfield (later Henderson Field) on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • Admiral Robert Ghormley ordered US Navy Task Force 63 to devote full effort to transport supplies and personnel to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
15 Aug 1942

Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1942
Men of US 2nd Marine Division wading through shallow water, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug 1942
16 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
18 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The Americans declared that the construction of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands completed. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • Six Japanese destroyers delivered 916 troops to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; about 400 of them were of the 2nd Battalion, 28th Japanese Infantry Regiment who landed at Taivu Point, while the other about 500 were of the Yokosuka 5th Special Naval Landing Force who landed at Kokumbona; this was the first Japanese reinforcement of Guadalcanal by warships. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
19 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese destroyers Kagero, Kagikaze, Maikaze, Urakaze, Isokaze, and Hamakaze landed 916 men at Taivu Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands at 0100 hours. Men of Company L, US 5th Marine Regiment attacked a Japanese construction battalion west of the Matanikau River at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands at midday. On the same day, Company I of the same regiment conducted an amphibious raid further west at Kokumbona. Out at sea, Japanese destroyer Hagikaze was damaged by a bomb during an attack by US B-17 bombers; 33 were killed, 13 were wounded. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • At Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, the forward echelon of Marine Aircraft Group 23 (19 F4F fighters and 12 SBD-3 dive bombers) arrived. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
20 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • 770 Japanese troops under Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki reached within a few miles of Henderson Field at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by 0430 hours. During the day, Henderson Field received 31 US Marine fighter aircraft (19 Wildcat fighters and 12 Dauntless dive bombers) from USS Long Island, allowing air supply and evacuation of wounded to begin between Espiritu Santo and Guadalcanal; the small air fleet at Henderson Field was dubbed "Cactus Air Force". In the evening, Ichiki gave the order to move foward, running into the US Marines defensive perimeter at Tenaru River by surprise around midnight. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 20 Aug 1942
US Marine Colonel Frank Goettge with captured Japanese currency, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug 1942US 1st Marine Division staff at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Aug 1942
21 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The first major assault by Japanese troops on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki and his 770 men commenced at about 0000 hours with poor intelligence that led him to severely underestimate American strength. At 0130 hours, a wave of 100 Japanese troops rushed across the river, supported by machine guns and mortar fire, only to be mowed down at the line manned by 2,500 Marines. At 0230 hours, another wave of 150 to 200 Japanese rushed again, suffering similar fates. A third wave attacked at 0500 hours, again suffering near 100% casualty rate. At 0700 hours, US 1st Marine Regiment counterattacked supported by light tanks and aircraft, enveloping and destroying the remnants of 2nd Battalion of Japanese 28th Infantry Regiment. The Battle of the Tenaru (Ilu) River ended with the Japanese suffering 740 killed (including Ichiki) and 15 captured; the Americans suffered 44 killed. During the day, men of the 2nd Battalion of the US 5th Regiment arrived at Guadalcanal from Tulagi as reinforcements. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | TH, CPC]
22 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US and Japanese supplying destroyers made contact in the Savo Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Japanese destroyer Kawakaze disabled destroyer USS Blue by torpedo at 0359 hours (killing 9; she would be scuttled on the following day). ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • 5 P-400 aircraft of the USAAF 67th Fighter Squadron joined the Cactus Air Force at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • US Army Air Forces 67th Fighter Squadron of 347th Fighter Group, equipped with P-39 fighters, was assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
23 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
24 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps Major John L. Smith's VMF-223 Squadron based on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands accompanied by five USAAF P-39 fighters intercepted twenty-seven Japanese aircraft, shooting down ten bombers and fighters. Captain Marion E. Carl, who was to become the first USMC ace of the war, scored three of the kills. His Commanding Officer Major Smith would become the third Wildcat pilot to be awarded the Medal of Honour. Three Wildcat fighters were lost in the engagement. On the same day, 11 US Navy dive bombers arrived at Henderson Field as reinforcements. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | AC]
25 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Before dawn, Japanese destroyers Kagero, Isokaze, Kawakaze, Mutsuki, and Yayoi bombarded Henderson Field, Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, causing little damage. At 0600 hours, six SBD dive bombers from Henderson Field attacked a Japanese convoy 64 miles northeast of Santa Isabel Island, sinking troop transport Kinryu Maru and damaging cruiser Jintsu (24 were killed). Four US Army B-17 bombers arrived shortly after, sinking Japanese destroyer Mutsuki (41 were killed, 11 were injured) as Mutsuki rescued survivors from the Kinryu Maru sinking. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
27 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
30 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese aircraft attacked and sank destroyer transport USS Colhoun in the Savo Sound north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands at 1400 hours; 51 were killed, 95 survived. Overnight, Japanese destroyer transports landed 1,000 troops on Guadalcanal. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • The rear echelon of US Marine Aircraft Group 23 arrived at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
31 Aug 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Before dawn, the newly arrived 1,000 fresh troops (delivered by 8 destroyers before the previous midnight) began organizing an attack toward Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. During the day, the USMC 1st Raider Battalion and the USMC 1st Parachute Battalion arrived at Guadalcanal from Tulagi as reinforcements. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Guadalcanal | CPC]
1 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
4 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
5 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese destroyers Yudachi, Hatsuyuki, and Murakumo, having just disembarked 1,000 troops at Taivu, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands before midnight on the previous day, shelled Henderson Field. As a US Navy PBY Catalina aircraft dropped flares to illuminate the battlefield, Yudachi took advantage of the lighting, spotting destroyer-transports USS Gregory and USS Little in Savo Sound. Yudachi promptly sank both of them with gunfire off Lunga Point; 22 were killed aboard USS Gregory, 62 were killed aboard USS Little. After dawn, US aircraft based in Henderson Field sank Japanese barges attempting to bring heavy equipment onto Guadalcanal. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Guadalcanal | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Sep 1942
Japanese troops arriving on Guadalcanal, circa early Sep 1942; note Savo Island in background
11 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • During the day, USS Saratoga delivered aircraft to Henderson Field at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Japanese destroyers landed troops at Guadalcanal; in the past two weeks, 6,000 men were successfully delivered to the island. Meanwhile, Japanese aircraft attacked Henderson Field. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
12 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • During the day, USS Wasp delivered aircraft to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. After dark, the three-day Battle of Bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal began as 6,200 Japanese troops attacked positions held by 12,500 Americans; faulty Japanese intelligence reported that the American strength was only about 2,000. The Japanese attack was supported in the air by aircraft and from the sea by cruiser Sentai and three destroyers. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | TH, CPC]
13 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Failing to break lines held by the US Marines near Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands overnight, the Japanese attack was called off at 0550 hours. The Japanese attack resumed after sundown, penetrating the American lines before being driven back by artillery fire coming from nearby Hill 123; 500 Japanese were killed in the night's attack while the US suffered 80 killed. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
14 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
27 Sep 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas A. Munro, in charge of twenty-four Higgins boats, was killed during a mission to rescue nearly five hundred US Marines beleaguered by Japanese forces at Point Cruz, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. By placing his own boat as a shield to protect the evacuating Marines he undoubtedly saved many lives. For his devotion to duty he would later be granted a posthumous Medal of Honor by President Franklin Roosevelt. ww2dbase [Point Cruz, Guadalcanal | AC]
13 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
15 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • After a naval bombardment, 3,000 to 4,000 men of Japanese 230th and 16th Infantry Regiments landed at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Despite interference from US Marine Corps SBD aircraft, 80% of the men and supplies successfully made to shore. With the arrival of these reinforcements, General Hyakutake ordered a new offensive against Henderson Field to take place on 18 Oct. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal | TH]
16 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese cruisers bombarded Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. During the day, US Marine Aircraft Group 14 under Lieutenant Colonel Albert Cooley relieved Marine Aircraft Group 23 as the unit in charge of maintaining Henderson Field. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
17 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
18 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
20 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese Lieutenant General Masao Maruyama delayed the planned assault on Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands until 22 Oct 1942. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • A Japanese combat patrol, supported by two tanks, was driven back by men of the 3rd Battalion of the US 1st Marine Regiment west of the Matanikau River. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
25 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Before dawn, the Japanese launched an offensive on the southern flank of the American defensive line at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, aiming to capture Henderson Field; US Marines repeatedly drove back the waves of attacks. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
30 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
31 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
5 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
8 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • William Halsey inspected Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Staying overnight, he personally experienced a Japanese naval bombardment which he later admitted filled him with fright. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | William Halsey | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • Tenryu arrived at Tassafaronga Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and disembarked supplies. On her return voyage to Shortland Island, Solomon Islands, she was attacked by US motor torpedo boats PT-37, PT-39, and PT-61, but they failed to cause any damage. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal | CPC]
12 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
13 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
14 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1942
Map depicting Japanese and US Naval movements during the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal the night of Nov 14, 1942.
15 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
26 Nov 1942

Photo(s) dated 26 Nov 1942
USMC Lieutenant Colonel W. W. Stickney preparing to cut a Thanksgiving holiday cake with a captured Japanese sword, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, circa 26 Nov 1942
21 Dec 1942

Photo(s) dated 21 Dec 1942
John Day of US 7th Marine Regiment on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 21 Dec 1942
24 Dec 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMTB-132, equipped with SBD dive bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
10 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 10 Jan 1943
US Marines moving in a column over a hill on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 10 Jan 1943
20 Jan 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US 44th Fighter Squadron arrived at Fighter 2 airfield at Kukum, Guadalcanal; this squadron would later become the most successful P-40 squadron to operate on this island. ww2dbase [Kukum, Guadalcanal | CPC]
21 Jan 1943

Photo(s) dated 21 Jan 1943
Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, left, touring Guadalcanal with Adm Nimitz, Adm Halsey, and Army Gen J Lawton Collins, Jan 21, 1943. Apparently no one thought to tell Knox his helmet was on backwards.
31 Jan 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The US 2nd Marine Regiment and 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment boarded ship to leave Guadalcanal. Some of the men were so debilitated by malaria they had to be carried on board. Observers noted that they looked like young men grown old "with their skins cracked and furrowed and wrinkled." The 2nd Marine Regiment, heading to Wellington, New Zealand for the first time, left behind on the island 263 dead. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Guadalcanal | AC]
1 Feb 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
2 Feb 1943

Photo(s) dated 2 Feb 1943
Wildcat fighter at Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, 2 Feb 1943
4 Feb 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Army Air Forces 70th Bombardment Squadron of 38th Bombardment Group, equipped with B-26 medium bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
10 Mar 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadrons VF-26, VF-27, and VF-28, all equipped with F4F fighters, were assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
13 Mar 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Pilots of US Marine Aircraft Group 21 arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands by passenger aircraft. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal | CPC]
14 Mar 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • F4F Wildcat fighters of US Marine Aircraft Group 21 arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands one day after the arrival of their pilots; some aicraft were lost en route or during landing due to poor weather. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal | CPC]
25 Mar 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
4 Apr 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
11 Apr 1943

Photo(s) dated 11 Apr 1943
Henderson Field, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 11 Apr 1943
25 Apr 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadrons VF-26, VF-27, and VF-28, all equipped with F4F fighters, were transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
11 May 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Army Air Forces 390th Bombardment Squadron of 42nd Bombardment Group, equipped with B-25 medium bombers, was assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
11 Jun 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadron VS-54, equipped with SBD dive bombers and OS2U floatplanes, was assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
13 Jun 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-144, equipped with SBD-3 dive bombers, was assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
17 Jun 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The US Marine Corps 9th Defense Battalion was relieved of its responsibility in the defense of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and was ordered to begin training for the upcoming New Georgia invasion. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Guadalcanal | CPC]
23 Jun 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
26 Jun 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadrons VF-26, VF-27, and VF-28, all equipped with F4F fighters, were assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-144, equipped with SBD-3 dive bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
28 Jul 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-122, equipped with F4U fighters, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
2 Aug 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-132, equipped with SBD dive bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
3 Aug 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadron VS-54, equipped with SBD dive bombers and OS2U floatplanes, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
5 Aug 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Navy squadrons VF-26, VF-27, and VF-28, all equipped with F4F fighters, were transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
21 Oct 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Army Air Forces 75th Bombardment Squadron of 42nd Bombardment Group, equipped with B-25 medium bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
22 Oct 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Army Air Forces 70th Bombardment Squadron of 38th Bombardment Group, equipped with B-25 medium bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
29 Oct 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMTB-233, equipped with SBD dive bombers and TBF torpedo bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
25 Nov 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMSB-236, equipped with SBD dive bombers, was transferred out of Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
27 Nov 1943

British Western Pacific Territories
  • US Marine Corps squadron VMF-214 was transferred to Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. They would soon be moved to Vella Lavella. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal | CPC]
1 Feb 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The United States Marine Corps established a new 4th Marine Regiment at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal (the original 4th Marine having been lost at Corregidor in the Philippine Islands in 1942) drawing its manpower from the deactivated Raider battalions. ww2dbase [Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal | AC]
6 Mar 1944

Photo(s) dated 6 Mar 1944
Hand-drawn map of Guadalcanal, 6 Mar 1944
1 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 May 1944
Japanese Type A Ko-hyoteki midget submarine and transport Yamazuki Maru beached on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1 May 1944
30 Jul 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Leaders of US Navy ComAirSols (Commander Air Solomons) was given a demonstration of unmanned TDR drones. Four of them took flight and each released a 2,000-pound bomb on Yamazuki Maru which was beached at Guadalcanal. 3 of the bombs hit, although 1 of the failed to detonate. ww2dbase [TDR | Guadalcanal | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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