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Henderson Field headquarters building, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Dec 1942

Caption     Henderson Field headquarters building, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Dec 1942 ww2dbase
Photographer    Unknown
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps Thomas Carcelli Collection
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Photos at Same Place Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, British Western Pacific Territories
Added By C. Peter Chen

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
18 Oct 2014 05:54:33 AM

The Pagoda at Henderson Field, served as headquarters for Cactus Air Force throughout the first months of air operations on Guadacanal. From this building, Allied planes were sent against Japanese troops on other islands of the Solomons
2. Bob Mc says:
28 Jan 2021 08:00:02 AM

Cannot be December 1942 as Gen Roy Geiger ordered it bulldozed on October 14, 1942. He felt that the Japanese Navy was using it as a marker for bombardment.

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WW2-Era Place Name Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, British Western Pacific Territories
Lat/Long -9.4280, 160.0548
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