Puller was a Lieutenant Colonel Commanding the 1st Battalion, 7th Marines on Guadacanal.
Battle of Guadacanal Battle of Guadacanal
6 months long in '42.
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Midway Leyte Gulf Guadacanal
to stop the japanses from advancing
Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Guadacanal.
The Battle of Guadalcanal was the turning point of the WW2 on the Pacific Front.
Makin Attol, Guadacanal, Pelilulu, Tarawal, Iwo Jima, Okinawa
The battle for the Pacific island of Guadacanal thwarted Japanese attempts to expand their conquests in the Pacific .
in wwii if japan concured guadacanal,they would control Australia because of the Henderson field at guadacanal.they would send bombers from there to Australia.then they would send troops to Australia.and plus they would control the usa navys gasoline support from usa or Europe.so the navy invaded guadacanal mostly for Henderson field. Henderson field started with only a few hellcats.
US Marines were engaged in "Island Hopping" campaigns against the Japanese . For example , Guadacanal , Tarawa , Peleliu , Iwo Jima and Okinawa .
guadacanal Actually it was the American victory at the Battle of Midway. It shifted the momentum permanently to the US. the Japanese were forced onto the defensive for the rest of he war.
Guadacanal , Iwo Jima and Okinawa were three of many Pacific islands that the US invaded during WW2 .
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By the end of May 1942, the Japanese had landed men at Guadalcanal. after the victory at Midway, the Americans began to re-capture the islands that the Japanese had taken. The battle of Guadacanal began on August 7, 1942.
Iwo Jima and Okinawa - the closer to Japan the Allies came the stronger the resistance . (The US had difficult times at Guadacanal , Tarawa and Peleliu.)
Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor for hisService on Guadacanal in September of 1942. He was killed in action inthe invasion of Iwo Jima in February, 1945.
A small force of Japanese occupied two islands in the Aleutian chain on 3rd of June, 1942. They were removed by US forces in what became known as the 'Forgotten Battle', so-called because it took place at the same time as Guadacanal.
Guadacanal was the first island that the US landed on. It was a cake-walk at first, then the Japanese navy blockaded their supplies from sea.
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