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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  USS Hornet is torpedoed and fatally damaged by a Japanese carrier aircraft on October 26.
  Map of the battle, October 23 – October 26. Sumiyoshi's forces attack in the west at the Matanikau (left) while Maruyama's 2nd division attacks the Lunga perimeter from the south (right)
  Allied commanders assemble on Guadalcanal in August 1943 to plan the next Allied offensive against the Japanese in the Solomons as part of Operation Cartwheel.
  Japanese battleship Haruna

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  Routes of Allied amphibious forces for landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, August 7, 1942.
  Dead soldiers from the Japanese 2nd Division cover the battlefield after the failed assaults on October 25–26
  U.S. Marines drag the bodies of dead Japanese soldiers from their bunker in the Point Cruz area after the battle in early November.
  U.S. cruiser Helena, part of Task Force 64 under Norman Scott.

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  U.S. Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan
  The U.S. battleship Washington fires at the Japanese battleship Kirishima
  Map of the Lunga perimeter on Guadalcanal showing the approach routes of the Japanese forces and the locations of the Japanese attacks during the battle. Oka's attacks were in the west (left), the Kuma Battalion attacked from the east (right) and the Center Body attacked "Edson's Ridge" (Lunga Ridge) in the lower center of the map.
  U.S. Marines come ashore on Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942.

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  U.S. Marines come ashore on Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942.
  U.S. Army Major General Alexander Patch (center) succeeds Vandegrift (right) on December 9, 1942.
  Routes of Allied amphibious forces for landings on Guadalcanal and Tulagi, August 7, 1942.
  Japanese troops load onto a destroyer for a "Tokyo Express" run to Guadalcanal

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  U.S. Rear Admiral Daniel J. Callaghan
  USS Hornet is torpedoed and fatally damaged by a Japanese carrier aircraft on October 26.
  A dead Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal in January 1943.
  Japanese troops load onto a destroyer for a "Tokyo Express" run to Guadalcanal

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  Allied commanders assemble on Guadalcanal in August 1943 to plan the next Allied offensive against the Japanese in the Solomons as part of Operation Cartwheel.
  U.S. Marines drag the bodies of dead Japanese soldiers from their bunker in the Point Cruz area after the battle in early November.
  U.S. Marines come ashore on Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942.
  Initial U.S. Marine defenses around the airstrip at Lunga Point, Guadalcanal, August 12, 1942

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Japanese battleship Haruna
  Allied commanders assemble on Guadalcanal in August 1943 to plan the next Allied offensive against the Japanese in the Solomons as part of Operation Cartwheel.
  U.S. Marines come ashore on Guadalcanal on August 7, 1942.
  The U.S. carrier Wasp burns after being hit by Japanese submarine torpedoes on September 15.

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Raizo Tanaka
  Map of the battle, October 23 – October 26. Sumiyoshi's forces attack in the west at the Matanikau (left) while Maruyama's 2nd division attacks the Lunga perimeter from the south (right)
  U.S. Army Major General Alexander Patch (center) succeeds Vandegrift (right) on December 9, 1942.
  USS Hornet is torpedoed and fatally damaged by a Japanese carrier aircraft on October 26.

Question 9: What does the following picture show?

  The carrier USS Enterprise (CV-6) under aerial attack during the Battle of the Eastern Solomons.
  Dead soldiers from the Japanese 2nd Division cover the battlefield after the failed assaults on October 25–26
  A dead Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal in January 1943.
  A dead Japanese soldier on Guadalcanal in January 1943.

Question 10: What does the following picture show?

  Japanese troops load onto a destroyer for a "Tokyo Express" run to Guadalcanal
  USS Hornet is torpedoed and fatally damaged by a Japanese carrier aircraft on October 26.
  U.S. Marines drag the bodies of dead Japanese soldiers from their bunker in the Point Cruz area after the battle in early November.
  The U.S. carrier Wasp burns after being hit by Japanese submarine torpedoes on September 15.







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