2 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
22 Oct 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Nicholas arrived at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands where US Marine ground forces directed a shore bombardment by Nicholas before the ship had to scramble to evade a dive-bombing attack. Nicholas returned to shell a shore-based gun position, firing over 1,200 shells from her main battery throughout the day. Nicholas took aboard 12 wounded Marines for transportation to a Naval Hospital before departing for Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Nicholas | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | DS]
2 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Destroyer USS Shaw arrived off Lunga Point, Guadalcanal and commenced shore bombardment west of the Mantanikau River in support of United States Marines ashore. Shaw then retired toward Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Shaw | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | DS]
12 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
  • Cruiser USS Helena (St. Louis-class) and destroyers USS Shaw and Barton arrived off Guadalcanal and began a shore bombardment near the mouth of the Kokumbona River. The US ships then were subjected to an aerial attack from about 21 Japanese airplanes. Shaw claimed to have shot down two of them. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Helena (St. Louis-class) | Shaw | Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands | DS]
29 Nov 1942

British Western Pacific Territories
26 Nov 1943

Photo(s) dated 26 Nov 1943
United States Navy ship LST-207, staffed by Coast Guard personnel, on Kukum Beach, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 26 Nov 1943.
25 Jan 1944

Photo(s) dated 25 Jan 1944
On behalf of the United States Navy, Vice Admiral Aubrey Fitch receives a plaque from appreciative Solomon Islanders on Guadalcanal, 25 Jan 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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