Reportage photos – Guadalcanal

Guadalcanal
Bodies of Japanese soldiers who tried to overrun US Marine positions on the island’s coast, lying half-buried in an Ilu River sandbar.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1942

Japanese truck captured by US Marines being driven through a very wet, muddy « road » during first Allied offensive in the Pacific, the attack on Guadalcanal island.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: August 1942



American infantrymen moving through hilly area during a bloody battle for a 1,500-ft. peak euphemistically called the Grassy Knoll.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

Battle-stained Amer. infantryman with weapon after a bloody battle for a 1,500-ft. peak euphemistically called the Grassy Knoll.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American Army soldiers on patrol through the jungle in the first exclusive offensive after taking over from the Marines at the foot of 1,500-ft. peak called the Grassy Knoll.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943
< Battle-stained American infantrymen cleaning their weapons next to foxhole after a bloody battle for a 1,500-ft. peak euphemistically called the Grassy Knoll.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American infantrymen with equipment after a bloody battle for a 1,500-ft. peak euphemistically called the Grassy Knoll.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American infantrymen next to foxholes after a bloody battle for a 1,500-ft. peak euphemistically called the Grassy Knoll.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American soldiers luxuriating in washing their clothes and taking baths in this favored spot in the river during a respite in the heavy fighting on Guadalcanal.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

Small American landing craft dropping soldiers and supplies onto the beaches of Guadalcanal during the fight to oust the Japanese defenders.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

Landing Operations At Guadalcanal

Naked American soldiers bathing at spring on Guadalcanal Island during WWII.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American troops unloading supplies and equipment upon arrival at Guadalcanal Island during WWII.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American soldiers holding captured Japanese flag on Guadalcanal Island during WWII.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American troops at South Pacific island base following their convoy’s arrival at Guadalcanal during WWII.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American soldiers standing nude at water’s edge at South Pacific island base following their convoy’s arrival at Guadalcanal during WWII.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

American troops unloading supplies on the shores of Guadalcanal Island.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: 1943

Exhausted US Marines sprawl all over beaches waiting for the landing craft which will take them off the island following four months of fighting the Japanese.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: December 1942

US Marines board landing craft for ride out to waiting ships after turning over control of Guadalcanal to Army troops following four months of fighting the Japanese.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: December 1942
< Exhausted US Marines sprawl all over beaches waiting for the landing craft which will take them off the island following four months of fighting the Japanese.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: December 1942

US Marines board landing craft for ride out to waiting ships after turning over control of Guadalcanal to Army troops following four months of fighting the Japanese.
Location: Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands
Date taken: December 1942

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