Marine Raiders Strike Guadalcanal
September 8, 1942, in Marine Corps history.
On September 8, 1942, the 1st Raider Battalion and the 1st Parachute Battalion, carried out a successful raid on a Japanese supply base.
The Marines, who were supported by planes from Marine Air Group-23 and two destroyer transports, landed east of the village of Tasimboko, before advancing west into the rear of Japanese positions.
PHOTO CREDIT: U.S. Marines rest in a field on Guadalcanal, sometime between August and December, 1942. (Image released).
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