Located in the Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal was the scene of a bitter struggle between American and Japanese forces during World War II. The campaign lasted from August 1942 to February 1943, when Japanese forces abandoned the island to the Americans. The U.S. victory at Guadalcanal was the first land offensive against the Japanese during the war in the Pacific. The campaign also involved several major naval engagements.
Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific. More »
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American PT-Boats thwarted a Tokyo Express run on December 7,1942, near embattled Guadalcanal. More »
U.S. Marines training in New Zealand for Pacific amphibious operations developed a unique and enduring bond with their gracious hosts. More »
Over half a million visitors per year come to the D.C. metro area to view the Corps’ proud 238-year history. More »
The massive submarines of the Imperial Japanese Navy threatened an attack on the Panama Canal. More »
Likely more than any other factors, the events surrounding the summer of 1942 doomed the expansion of Imperial Japan. More »
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Elements of America’s 93rd Infantry Division (Colored) fought discrimination at home and captured the highest ranking Japanese officer in the Pacific.
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