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2nd Naval Battle of Guadalcanal

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I find these stories very interesting.  My father was a Fleet Marine serving on the battleship Washington (BB56 North Carolina class) which sank the battleship IJN Kirishima (Kongo class) & the destroyer IJN Ayanami (Fubuki class) at Guadalcanal off of Savo Island.

USS Washington maneuvering off Oahu 1943.jpg

USS Washington fires at Kirishima at Guadalcanal.jpg

IJN Kirishima.jpg

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nice pics! thx for sharing!:)

 

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My father was stationed in Greenland during the war. He never talked much about it and only recently after reading an article on the war there did I understand what was really happening there during the war. Thanks for the pics.

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my dads army infantry unit was the only army unit requested by the Marines to land with them on guadalcanal / iwo Jima and the majority of main landings in the Pacific.

His was the 82nd Americal Unit   from the Boston,Ma area originated all the way back to the revolutionary War.

 

 

great pics by the original poster.

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