15 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • After a naval bombardment, 3,000 to 4,000 men of Japanese 230th and 16th Infantry Regiments landed at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Despite interference from US Marine Corps SBD aircraft, 80% of the men and supplies successfully made to shore. With the arrival of these reinforcements, General Hyakutake ordered a new offensive against Henderson Field to take place on 18 Oct. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Tassafaronga Point, Guadalcanal | TH]
5 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
8 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Tenryu arrived at Tassafaronga Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands and disembarked supplies. On her return voyage to Shortland Island, Solomon Islands, she was attacked by US motor torpedo boats PT-37, PT-39, and PT-61, but they failed to cause any damage. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Tassafaronga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • Yugure and six other destroyers transported men to Tassafaronga Point, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Yugure | Tassafaronga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
1 Feb 1944

British Western Pacific Territories
  • The United States Marine Corps established a new 4th Marine Regiment at Tassafaronga, Guadalcanal (the original 4th Marine having been lost at Corregidor in the Philippine Islands in 1942) drawing its manpower from the deactivated Raider battalions. ww2dbase [Tassafaronga Point, Guadalcanal | AC]
1 May 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 May 1944
Japanese Type A Ko-hyoteki midget submarine and transport Yamazuki Maru beached on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 1 May 1944

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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