Guadalcanal Jorge Zarate, Joseph Gonzalez
Also know as the Guadalcanal Campaign • Guadalcanal is part of the Solomon Islands • It was fought August 7, 1942 to February 9, 1943 • If the Japanese captured the island they could cut off the sea route between America and Australia.
Three carriers gave air support • They were guarded by the battleship USS North Carolina and 24 other support ships. • Five American and Australian cruisers guarder the actual landing craft gathered off of Tenaru on Guadalcanal.
On August 8 Us lost 4 Cruisers • Over 7,000 US casualties and over 24,000 Japanese casualties. • The allied troops won the battle