The Last Hundred Yards Volume 3: The Solomon Islands

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The Last Hundred Yards Volume 3: The Solomon Islands

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Edson’s Ridge
The Japanese of the 35th Infantry Brigade are bearing down on the American perimeter, which controls the ridge dominating Henderson Airfield, the spot the 2nd Marine Division HQ least expected. Controlling the ridge would enable the Japanese to take…

The Plantation
The US Army 34th Infantry Division advanced on the Lambeti Plantation in New Georgia with Marine tanks as it attempted to capture the Japanese Airbase at Munda Point. The fighting was intense and did not see the gains expected as …

Expanding the Perimeter
The 3rd Marine Division and the 37th Infantry Division conducted an amphibious assault on the island of Bougainville at the Cape of Torokina. Fierce jungle fighting defined this island battle as the Americans sought to expand their perimeter on the …

The Lost Patrol
1st Marine Division Intel Officer Frank Goettage asked for and received permission from MG Vandergrift to conduct a long-range patrol to locate Japanese remnants who he suspected to be on the verge of surrender. His patrol of 25 Marines would …
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