Lieutenant General Harukichi Hyakutake in front of HQ at Rabaul.
Japanese Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka, main leader of the Tokyo Express operations and victor in the Battle of Tassafaronga.
Japanese Maj Gen Maruyama commanded Japanese forces on Guadalcanal.
U.S. Marine Lieutenant Colonel "Chesty" Puller on Guadalcanal in September, 1942.
Japanese Major General Kiyotake Kawaguchi (seated center) in a group photo with his brigade staff at Palau shortly before departing for Guadalcanal. Kawaguchi was relieved of his command during this battle.
Japanese troops from the 4th "Aoba" Infantry Regiment march along the shore of Guadalcanal shortly after landing in September, 1942.
Japanese soldier demonstrates use of the Model 89 (1929) 50mm Heavy Grenade Discharger. Often called a "knee mortar" by U.S. troops, they were used extensively in Pacific battles by Japanese forces, including on Guadalcanal.
Wreckage of the Japanese 1st Independent Tank Company on the sandbar at the mouth of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal after the failed October offensive to take Henderson Field.
Dead Japanese soldiers from Nakaguma's 4th Infantry regiment lie near the mouth of the Matanikau after their failed attack on October 23-24.
Dead 2nd Infantry soldiers after their failed assaults on Hall's and Puller's lines, October 26, 1942.
this view looking south over Point Cruz shows the jumble of sharp-grassed ridges, foothills and mountainous jungle which was Guadalcanal.
Aerial view of Henderson Field in late August, 1942.
Henderson Field on Guadalcanal as it looked in September, 1942.
U.S. Marine Sgt John Basilone was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions during the late October, 1942 battles on Guadalcanal.
SGT MITCHELL PAIGE receives the Medal of Honor from Gen Vandegrift as a reward for outstanding heroism while manning a machine-gun of the 2d Battalion, 7th Marines during the late October, 1942 battles for Henderson Field on Guadalcanal.
Henderson Field on Guadalcanal is bombed during the October 24-25, 1942 Japanese offensive.
Third from left, LtGen Thomas Holcomb, seventeenth Commandant of the Marine Corps, looks over a captured Japanese despatch-case during his front-line inspection of Guadalcanal in October 1942.