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SBD destroyed in an air attack on Henderson Field, 1942

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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Sep 2006

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Jun 2012 08:10:14 AM

BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL: THE AIRFIELD WAS BUILT BY THE JAPANESE AND LATER CAPTURED BY THE US MARINES. THE AIR STRIP LATER NAMED HENDERSON FIELD IN HONOR OF MARINE MAJOR LOFTON HENDERSON, WHO WAS THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF(VMSB-241)KILLED IN ACTION DURING THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY JUNE 1942. AFTER WWII THE AIRFIELD WAS ABANDONED, LATER IT WAS REOPENED IN THE 1960s, AS THE SOLOMAN'S MAIN AIRPORT. DID YOU KNOW: DURING THE GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN THE US MARINES WERE USING THE SPRINGFIELD M1903A3,30.06 (7.62MM) BOLT-ACTION RIFLE TROOPS WERE LATER ISSUED THE FAMOUS M-1 SEMI-AUTO RIFLE.

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