World: Blotted Out

The Japs on Guadalcanal did not give in; they gave out. Said Captain Miles Browning, chief of staff to Admiral William F. Halsey: "It was not a definite surrender. Our flanking forces closed the pincers on the enemy and a blot-out took place. There was no more space for the Japs to occupy."

The campaign had cost the Japs at least one battleship, 13 cruisers, 22 destroyers, twelve troop transports, at least eight cargo vessels, 797 planes destroyed, hundreds more crippled and possibly destroyed, some 8,000 men killed in action; an unknown number dead of disease; 30,000 drowned when transports...

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