Landings-Approach, August, 1942
Battle for Tanambogo and Gavutu, August 7-8, 1942
Battle for Tulagi and Florida Islands, August 7-8, 1942
Landings on Guadalcanal, August 7-8, 1942
A US Marine Corps M2A4 "Stuart" light tank is hoisted from Alchiba (AK-23) into a LCM(2) landing craft, off the Guadalcanal invasion beaches on the first day of landings there, 7 August 1942.
Battle of the Tenaru
SGTMAJ VOUSA, British Solomon Islands Constabulary, as he first appeared to U.S. Marines on Guadalcanal, August, 1942. Vouza was captured by the Japanese, tortured and repeatedly bayonetted, but refused to divulge information. Despite serious wounds he escaped, and survived not only to conduct many patrols but to receive U.S. and British decorations.
Cactus Air Force and Henderson Field
Enlisted pilots of the Tainan Kokutai pose at Rabaul in 1942. Several of these aviators would be among the top Japanese aces, including Saburo Sakai (middle row, second from left), and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa (standing, first on left). These pilots fought with Allied fighter pilots during the Battle of Guadalcanal and the Solomon Islands campaign
Battle of Edson's Ridge
Action along the Matanikau (September 1942)
October Action Along the Matanikau
Battle for Henderson Field
November action on and beyond the Matanikau
Aola Bay, Koli Point and Carlson's "Long Patrol"
Final phase-general pictures
Galloping Horse and western offensives
Final push and Japanese Ke evacuation
Litter bearers give first aid to two men wounded by grenades while on patrol on Guadalcanal. Even when under direct fire of the enemy the bearers continue to care for and carry out the wounded. They are commanded by Major General Alexander M. Patch, Jr. 25th Medical BN., 25th Division. 10 January 1945
The temporary resting place of a U.S. Marine killed in the fighting at Lunga Point on Guadalcanal is shown here. The grave marker was probably erected by his friends. The Marine's remains were later removed to the division cemetery on Guadalcanal, and further reburial at war's end either in his hometown or the Punchbowl National Cemetery in Hawaii.
The High Command assembled on Guadalcanal in 1943, during the planning for the Northern Solomons campaign, this group includes many officers who played important roles in the operations to come. In the front row, left to right, are: Brigadier General A. F. Howard, Rear Admiral Theodore Wilkinson, USN, Major General Charles D..Barrett, and Major General Robert S. Beightler, USA.