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 Photo credit: https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/observations-of-guadalcanal/

Photo credit: https://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/observations-of-guadalcanal/

GUADALCANAL CAMPAIGN:  December 3rd, 1942. 

As the campaign on Guadalcanal continues to rage on, the Imperial Japanese Army is running low supplies. Admiral Tanaka leads a convoy of ten destroyers in a supply operation to bring essential supplies, such as food and ammunition, to the desperate Japanese soldiers. The supplies are dropped by planes instead of landed, due to the overwhelming American body on Guadalcanal. Tanaka orders 1500 containers to be dropped, and a measly 300 reach the Japanese forces.