Major General Noboru Sasaki , commander of the Japanese Southeast Detached Force, whose brilliant defense of the Central Solomons materially delayed Admiral Halsey's march towards Rabaul
Japanese defenders of the Solomons, pictured at Buin in May 1943. Seated second from left is Admiral Ota, then General Sasaki, and in the center is Admiral Samejima. Immediately behind Sasaki is Major Kamiya. Others in the photograph are Eighth Fleet Staff and Base Force officers
A photograph of Japanese soldiers serving on New Georgia, presumably taken in Japan before their deployment to the South Pacific. Photo was captured by U.S. forces during the battle for the island in 1943.
6th Kure SNLF in Japan in June 1942.
Naval gunfire at night, while an impressive sight, proved relatively ineffectual against the well-entrenched enemy
ABOARD THE TRANSPORT McCawley, Admiral Turner's flagship, 29 June 1943. From left, Brig. Gen. Leonard F, Wing, Rear Adm. Theodore S. Wilkinson, Rear Adm. Richmond Kelly Turner, and Maj. Gen. John H. Hester. Commanders of the Allied New Georgia landings.
REAR ADM. THEODORE S. WILKINSON (left) and Lt. Gen. Millard F. Harmon in the chart room of the transport McCawley.
Col Harry B. Liversedge commanded the 1st Marine Raider Regiment and the XIV Corps Northern Landing Group.
LtCol William J. Scheyer, third from the left, was the 9th Defense Battalion commander.
USS Honolulu (CL-48) firing during the night bombardment of Japanese positions at Vila, on Kolombangara, and Munda, on New Georgia.
Major General J. Lawton Collins, CG, 25th Division, and Major Charles Davis, CO, 3rd Bn, 27th Inf., left, confer on New Georgia. 14 Aug 1943
US Marine 90mm AA gun on Rendova or New Georgia sometime during the campaign.
Marine radar station on New Georgia after the battle.
US Marine Brigadier General Francis P. Mulcahy at his headquarters at Munda Point, 14 August.
US Army soldiers at Piru Plantation on New Georgia write taunting messages on 155mm shells about to be fired by a US Marine 155mm artillery crew at Japanese positions at Viru, Kolombangara in August 1943.
Org chart of Allied forces involved in the operation.
6th Kure SNLF in Japan in June 1942.
Segi Point airfield, New Georgia, July, 1943.
Map of the battle
SUPPLY-LADEN LCT's landed at Tetemara in Viru Harbor only a few minutes after Marines had cleared the enemy from the area
37mm Antiaircraft gun manned by soldiers of Battery F, 70th Coast Artillery, is one of many such weapons emplaced for the protection of Wickham Anchorage and Viru Harbor.
The Central Solomons campaign was launched by the raiders at Viru Harbor before the landings at Rendova and the Dragons Peninsula. A burial detail renders honors to those Marines who were killed in action.
Allied transport ships head towards Rendova, 29 June, 1943.
U.S. soldiers take cover on Rendova Island as they land during a rainstorm on June 30, 1943.
Japanese air raid on Allied ships off Rendova on June 30.
MEN OF 43D SIGNAL COMPANY WADING ASHORE from LCM's with signal equipment, 30 June 1943.
Human conveyer belts unloaded LCI's of the second and third echelons landing at Rendova. Here one group of "zoot-suited" soldiers passes equipment and supplies from ship to beach. Unloading accomplished in this fashion proved efficacious and rapid.
"Landing Artillery at Rendova Island, Solomons Group,"
The approach to Rendova Harbor as seen from the deck of an LST carrying Marines ashore.
TRUCK TOWING A 155-MM. HOWITZER OVER MUDDY TRAIL, Rendova, 7 July 1943.
Marines and their equipment come ashore on Rendova.
A Marine 9th Defense Battalion 90mm AA gun is taken ashore on Rendova.
Marine AA crew credited with shooting down a Japanese aicraft.
Marine 40mm AA crew guards the anchorage as landing craft unload in the background.
Supplies pile up on the beach during unloading at Rendova.
US troops construct a corduroy road from coconut logs on Rendova.
Marine 155mm Long Tom being towed into position.
Ammo and fuel burns after the Japanese air raid on July 2, 1943.
Medical personnel tend to wounded troops after the July 2 air raid.
Marine 155mm cannons are moved closer to the front.
Marine 90mm AA gun and crew on Rendova.
US Marine 155mm gun supports the Army's drive on nearby New Georgia.
Marine fire direction center on Rendova.
A wounded Marine is attended to after a Japanese air raid on Rendova on 1 August.