Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

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jbroshot
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Re: Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

Post by jbroshot » 02 May 2022 05:16

All five parts ("phases") of the First Marine Division's "Final Report of the Guadalcanal Operation" can be found and downloaded from Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA556676

https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA587853

https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA576205

https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA587854

https://archive.org/details/DTIC_ADA587855

There are numerous references to the operations of the Navy's small craft in support of the Marines during the campaign, especially in the annex to the report of each phase, "Extracts From Operations Daily Journal"

(I just skimmed the whole thing to see if any Marine or Navy patrols were sent to Savo Island during campaign, if there were, I overlooked the reference)

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Re: Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

Post by wdgysin » 03 Jun 2022 20:33

Hi all;
I saw a new posting on this old thread and thought I would add some information for those interested. The link below is to an author's site who specialises in writing historical books on small ships. One of his books is Battle Stars for the "Cactus Navy" which I have and is a very good book on
the small ships involved in the Guadalcanal Campaign. He has books covering just about all small ship operations by the allies in WW II and post war.

http://www.davidbruhn.com/

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Re: Allied small ships and craft of Guadalcanal Campaign

Post by Takao » 03 Jun 2022 20:57

I was less than impressed with Cactus Navy. Seemed to be a Mashup of Wikipedia & a day's worth of Google searching.

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