CoverTheSolomonsCampaigns,Vol II

GUADALCANAL AT 75 … A name, an emotion

AUGUST MARKS THE 75th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE FOR GUADALCANAL … a major turning point in the war in the Pacific.

On the morning of 7 August 1942, eight months to the day after the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the U.S. 1st Marine Division landed on the islands of Tulagi and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. This was the beginning of the bloody six month Battle for Guadalcanal.