National Geographic : 1944 Aug
U. S.Navy, Official On Espiritu Santo, a Marine Corsair Glides Down a Coral Arrow Aimed at Guadalcanal 500 Miles Away A race against time and the Japanese was won when Seabees, Marines, and soldiers completed this strip on schedule tosupport theSolomons invasion August 7,1942 (pages 249, 256). It served as base for the famous Marine Fighting Squadron 212. U.S.Marine Corps, Official Vila, Capital of New Hebrides, Was the Front Line of Our Defense Against the Japanese When U.S.Marines Landed inMarch, 1942 The movie screen in foreground is for patients in the former French hospital taken over to house malaria-riddenMarines and wounded from Guadalcanal. To Iririki Island (left) the British Resident is rowed daily by his native crew dressed in British Navy uniforms.