Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo

Guadalcanal 1942-43: America's First Victory on the Road to Tokyo


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781472806932
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Series: Campaign Series , #284
Pages: 96
Sales rank: 1,234,844
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Mark E. Stille (Commander, United States Navy, retired) received his BA in History from the University of Maryland and also holds an MA from the Naval War College. He has worked in the intelligence community for 35 years including tours on the faculty of the Naval War College, on the Joint Staff and on US Navy ships. He is currently a senior analyst working in the Washington DC area. He is the author of numerous Osprey titles, focusing on naval history in the Pacific. The author lives in Dunn Loring, VA.

Table of Contents

Origins of the Campaign 4

Admiral King and the South Pacific

Chronology 8

Opposing Commanders 11

American commanders

Imperial Japanese Army commanders

Opposing Forces 17

US Forces

The Imperial Japanese Army

Opposing Plans 35


The American plan

The Japanese plan

The Battle 39

The landings

Tulagi and Gavutu-Tanambogo

The Japanese response

Ichiki attacks

The Japanese reaction

The battle for Bloody Ridge

The impact of Kawaguchi's failure

The Japanese build-up

The October battle for Henderson Field

The Japanese approach

The battle opens

The attack on the ridge

November skirmishing

The Japanese November offensive

December lull

The Japanese evacuation decision

The American January offensive

The Japanese evacuation

The Aftermath 90

The Battlefield Today 92

Bibliography 94

Index 95

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