National Geographic : 1943 Sep
U.S.Marine Corps, Official Into the Surf at Guadalcanal, One of the Solomon Group, Go U. S. Marines to Unload Supplies from aConvoy Japan sent transport after transport, warship after warship, to support its men here. One by one they were sunk byAmerican guns and bombs. Finally the enemy evacuated the starving remnants of his army. With victory here, the United States acquired a ready-made airport and bases (pages 293, 296, 297).