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By Dr William Wolf (Mi

ISBN-10: 076432067X

ISBN-13: 9780764320675

Within the savage air wrestle over Guadalcanal after which the both bloody air battles up Solomon chain, New Georgia and Bougainville, thirteenth Fighter Command took a again seat to Marine aviation in group of workers, apparatus, offer, operations, and exposure

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The lighting was inadequate, and the first F4F down ground looped and crashed off the side of the deeply rutted runway. During the landings four more Wildcats had to be written off, along with a bulldozer that was hit by a careening Wildcat. At the end of the day there were only 11 F4Fs and two P-400s operational on Henderson. On the 9 th , a F4F crashed on take off and four more were shot down while destroying seven bombers and three Zeros. After the arrival of four F4Fs from Espititu Santo, air strength on the 10th was 11 F4Fs, 22 SBDs, and three P-400s.

Dale Brannon was credited with two of the victories, 2Lt. Barclay Dillon a victory and a probable, 1Lts. Albert Dutton and Richard Johnson a Zero each, and Capt. John Thompson a probable. VMF-223 Marines had another big day, bagging 14 Japanese Zeros, with Capt. John Smith adding four and Capt. Marion Carl adding three to make him a double ace with 11 victories. At 1500 Col. William Wallace, MAG-23 commander, arrived at Henderson with 19 Wildcats of Maj. Robert Galer's VMF-224 and 12 Dauntlesses of Maj.

Coffee was brewed in a split fuel drum, and the powdered eggs and pancakes were cooked on a griddle made from a piece of armor plate. Lunch and dinner consisted of dehydrated potatoes, the ubiquitous Spam, and a mystery meat-either a form of hash or Australian bully beef-and captured Japanese rice and canned food. John Thompson (67FS): "Japanese canned food was always an adventure, as the labels had come off, but that didn't make much difference, as they were in The 'Tojo Ice Company" was a Japanese ice-making facility that was captured in tact.

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