World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF THE PACIFIC: Guadalcanal's Week

This week, the eleventh of the Battle of the Solomons, the U.S. was confronted by some figures and a crisis: U.S. Marines, soldiers and sailors had damaged 51 and sunk eleven ships and destroyed 340 planes in the Solomons area since Aug. 7, while their own announced losses had been only a fraction as high. But the U.S. forces were in trouble as they had not been since Bataan fell. Against the Guadalcanal beachhead held by Marines (plus some recent Army arrivals) the Japs poured wave on wave of cruisers, destroyers, planes...

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