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Today in US military history: Marines hammer the Japanese on Guadalcanal, and 8 days in a trash can
Unto the Breach ^| Aug. 21, 2017 | Chris Carter
Posted on 8/21/2017, 10:17:07 AM by fugazi
1942: On Guadalcanal, around 900 soldiers of Japan’s 17th Army slam into about 2,500 Marines manning positions along Alligator Creek. Wave after wave of Japanese soldiers are cut down by the Marines, killing well over 700 attackers – including the Japanese commander – while inflicting nearly 100 percent casualties.
1944: The F8F-1 “Bearcat” – Grumman’s last piston-powered fighter – makes its first flight. The warplane can fly faster and climb more quickly than the venerable “Hellcat”, but enters service too late to see action in World War II. The Blue Angels will begin using the Bearcat for their demonstrations, and many Navy and Marine aviators – including Neil Armstrong – consider…
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