However, Allied naval forces also hoped to meet the Japanese naval forces in battle, with the same objectives of breaking the stalemate and decisively defeating their adversary. In total, all but 128 of the original 917 members of the Ichiki Regiment's First Element were killed in the battle. The Japanese landed on the island in June 1942 to begin construction. With some difficulty, the U.S. Marines finally secured all three islands; Tulagi on August 8, and Gavutu and Tanambogo by August 9. Rottman, Gordon L., and Dr. Duncan Anderson. In the second action between October 6 and 9, a larger force of U.S. Marines successfully crossed the Matanikau River, attacked newly landed Japanese forces from the 2nd Infantry Division under the command of generals Masao Maruyama and Yumio Nasu, and almost completely destroyed the Japanese 4th Infantry Regiment. A lull occurred in the air war over Guadalcanal, with no Japanese air raids occurring between September 14 and September 27 due to bad weather, during which both sides reinforced their respective air units. All told the Battle of Guadalcanal lasted from August 7, 1942 through February 8, 1943. On September 8, after being dropped-off near Taivu by boat, Edson's men captured Tasimboko as the Japanese defenders retreated into the jungle. Ultimately, U.S. naval forces prevented the Japanese bombardment and sank most of the enemy troop transports. The Japanese defenders were killed almost to the last man while the Marines suffered 122 killed. In preparation for the future offensive in the Pacific in May 1942, U.S. Marine Major General Alexander Vandegrift was ordered to move his U.S. 1st Marine Division from the U.S. to New Zealand. Museum Senior Director of Research and History Keith Huxen examines a classic of war literature, Guadalcanal Diary by Richard Tregaskis. Simultaneously, three U.S. carrier task forces under Fletcher approached Guadalcanal to counter the Japanese offensive efforts. The convoy carried 4,500 troops from the 16th and 230th Infantry Regiments, some naval marines, and two batteries of heavy artillery and one company of tanks. Meanwhile, native scouts under the direction of Martin Clemens, a coastwatcher and officer in the Solomon Islands Protectorate Defense Force, brought reports to the U.S. Marines of Japanese troops at Taivu, near the village of Tasimboko. Naval Abbreviations", OPNAV 29-P1000 made available online by Hyperwar. In Tasimboko, Edson's troops discovered "vast stockpiles" of food, ammunition, medical supplies, and a powerful shortwave radio. The Japanese convoy reached Tassafaronga on Guadalcanal at midnight on October 14 and began unloading. On August 20, the escort carrier USS Long Island delivered two squadrons of Marine aircraft to Henderson Field. The Mantanikau River area was finally cleared after overcoming strong Japanese resistance. During this time, Vandegrift continued to direct efforts to strengthen and improve the defenses of the Lunga perimeter. It was decided that they would charge the remnants of the two Japanese regiments who were now regrouping. 1997. In addition to its strategic importance, the Battle of Guadalcanal was also notable for being a hard fought, six month battle of attrition waged in the air, on sea, and on land. The purpose of these operations was to "mop-up" the scattered groups of Japanese troops east of the Matanikau and to keep the main body of Japanese soldiers off-balance to prevent them from consolidating their positions so close to the main Marine defenses at Lunga Point. Despite heavy Japanese bombing, the Allies were able to use the airfield to fly their own airplanes. Over the next one hour and 23 minutes, the two battleships fired 973 14-inch shells into the Lunga perimeter, most of them falling in and around the 2,200-meter-square area of the airfield. Allied strategists knew the Japanese Navy had occupied Tulagi in May 1942 and had constructed a seaplane base near there. On August 19, Vandegrift sent three companies from the U.S. 5th Marine Regiment to attack the Japanese troop concentration west of the Matanikau. The 3rd Battalion, 4th (Aoba) Infantry Regiment had landed at Kamimbo Bay on the western end of Guadalcanal on September 11, too late to join Kawaguchi's attack on the U.S. Marines. By this time, the Japanese air base was almost complete. New World Encyclopedia writers and editors rewrote and completed the Wikipedia article After daybreak, the Marine units counterattacked Ichiki's surviving troops, killing many more of them, including Ichiki. The eight-hour round trip flight from Rabaul to Guadalcanal (about 1,800 kilometres or 1,120 miles total) seriously hampered Japanese efforts to establish air superiority over Henderson Field. in accordance with New World Encyclopedia standards.
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