Provides an account of the first American victory over Japanese ground forces, told at the level of companies, platoons, and individuals. Demonstrates the relationships between air, ground and surface forces in World War II. Includes maps, tables, charts, illustrations, appendixes, bibliographical note, glossary and index.… (more)
In the early summer of 1942, intelligence reports of the construction of a Japanese airfield near Lunga Point on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands triggered a demand for offensive action in the South Pacific.
The Solomons native in his halting English said: "Tell them I love them all. Me old man now, and me no look good no more. But me never forget."