Friday, February 21, 2014

February 21, 1944 : Guadalcanal

Guadalcanal 1944 - A U.S. Coast Guardsman directs traffic at Guadalcanal as landing craft bring in supplies to American bases there.
Daddy arrived at Guadalcanal, which had been secure for a little more than a year.  Guadalcanal was desired by both Japan and the United States for the air strip, and the U.S. quickly turned the island into a forward operating base.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 12, 1944 - New Caledonia

After sailing for 3 weeks from San Diego, Daddy and the S.S. Tyler made it to port in New Caledonia.