Marine Raiders Strike Guadalcanal

September 8, 1942, in Marine Corps history.
Marine Raiders Strike Guadalcanal
Posted on 9/8/2000

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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