This Day in History
Pacific Soldiers in Native Village


Guadalcanal Ends
February 9, 1943

The first offensive campaign of World War II ends when U.S. forces capture Guadalcanal. The Japanese suffer a tremendous defeat with more than 15,000 casualties in killed, missing and captured.





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