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 Savo Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Savo Island is a minor island in the Solomon Islands group in the South Pacific ocean.
Savo Island in World War II Because of its proximity to Guadalcanal Island and the hotly contested nature of the battles for control of the Solomon Islands, Savo Island figured in many of the naval engagements of the Solomon Islands campaign.
Politically, Savo Island is a part of the province of Guadalcanal Province of the Solomon Islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Savo_Island   (200 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: USS Enterprise (CV-6)
The Maloelap Atoll is an atoll of 75 islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Jaluit Atoll is an atoll of 91 islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Wotje Atoll is an atoll of 75 islands in the Pacific Ocean.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/USS-Enterprise-(CV_6)   (7597 words)

  
 INVASION OF THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AND THE CAROLINE ISLANDS
In the two years since the first landings on Guadalcanal in August 1942, the Allies had hopped across the Pacific Ocean from island to island and now stood on the door of the Philippine Islands.
Captain Higbee led his Task Unit of LSTs and cargo vessels, veterans of many Pacific campaigns, toward the island.
The amphibious operations in the Pacific had taken the form of a two-pronged advance.
www.uscg.mil /hq/g-cp/history/Caroline.html   (7597 words)

  
 From Sea to Shining Sea - Navy Ships
She was in the Pacific when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941 and took part in the abortive Wake Island relief expedition later in that month.
She fought valiantly during General Jimmy Doolittle's raid on Tokyo, the Battle Midway, the landing at Guadalcanal, and finally, at the Battle of Savo Island.
Yorktown then steamed to the South Pacific, where she participated in a series of raids and other operations that climaxed in the Battle of Coral Sea in early May. In this action, in which she was damaged by enemy bombs, her planes attacked two Japanese aircraft carriers, helping to sink Shoho and damaging Shokaku.
www.nps.gov /pub_aff/maritime/navships.htm   (5826 words)

  
 Savo Island - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Savo Island is a minor island in the Solomon Islands group in the South Pacific ocean.
A high, round volcanic island, it is most well known as the location of five of the seven great naval battles fought in the Guadalcanal area during World War II, between the forces of the United States Navy (USN) and the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN).
Prior to the First Battle of Savo Island there was a racist belief within the USN that the Japanese had poor eyesight and would not do well in night naval fighting.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Savo_Island   (586 words)

  
 AnthroGlobe Bibliography: POLYNESIAN OUTLIER
Brigham, W. 1900 An Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean: A Handbook to the Chart on the Walls of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum of Polynesian Ethnology and Natural History.
1996 Outer Islanders and Urban Resettlement in the Solomon Islands: The Case of Anutans on Guadalcanal.
1975 The Protura of the Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Islands.
www.coombs.anu.edu.au /Biblio/biblio_polynesian_outlier.html   (8461 words)

  
 Battle of Savo Island
About this page: The Battle of Savo Island - during the landing at Guadalcanal, Pacific War, the early years.
The Solomons are a double string of eight main islands and many small islands spread along 700 miles of ocean about 1,200 miles northeast of Australia.
The eastern end of the 400 mile long Slot is Savo Sound named for tiny Savo Island.
www.ww2pacific.com /savo.html   (8461 words)

  
 From Revolution to Reconstruction: Outlines: American History (1994): Chapter Ten: The War in the Pacific (10/13)
The Battle of Midway in June in the central Pacific Ocean became the turning point for the Allies, resulting in the first major defeat of the Japanese navy, which lost four aircraft carriers, ending the Japanese advance across the central Pacific.
For most of the next two years, American and Australian troops fought their way northward along a central Pacific island "ladder" capturing the Solomons, the Gilberts, the Marshalls, the Marianas and the Bonin Islands in a series of amphibious assaults.
Guadalcanal, a decisive U.S. victory in November 1942, marked the first major U.S. offensive action in the Pacific.
odur.let.rug.nl /~usa/H/1994/ch10_p10.htm   (8461 words)

  
 National Geographic - The Lost Fleet of Guadalcanal on VHS Video
The saga of Guadalcanal, as effectively traced through modern interviews, archival movie footage, and still photographs, is gripping on its own terms: following a series of victories in Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Japanese were poised to forge an air link to Australia with an airstrip on the jungle island.
Giving the story added emotional weight are the reminiscences of combat veterans from both Allied and Japanese armed forces, including visibly painful recollections of the horrific battles, which left thousands dead in the swamps and jungles of the island, as well as on the ocean floor.
By the time Guadalcanal was firmly held by an occupying Allied force, the northern water passage, dubbed Iron Bottom Sound, was strewn with the wrecks of some 50 warships from both sides.
www.crimsonbird.com /cgi-bin/a.cgi?j=6304475284   (8461 words)

  
 Middle East Open Encyclopedia: Guadalcanal
Guadalcanal, a 2,510 square mile (6,500 km²) island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Islands, is largely a jungle.
United States forces chose Guadalcanal for their first major large-scale invasion of a Japanese-held island.
The island became the scene of the important Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II.
www.baghdadmuseum.org /ref?title=Guadalcanal   (523 words)

  
 wikien.info: Main_Page
Guadalcanal, a 2,510 square mile (6,500 km²) island in the Pacific Ocean and a province of the Solomon Islands, is largely a jungle.
The island became the scene of the important Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II.
Guadalcanal is a municipality in the province of Sevilla, Andalusia, Spain.
www.alanaditescili.net /browse.php?title=G/GU/GUA   (8271 words)

  
 Guadalcanal - Pacific 1942
When radio intelligence discovered Japan builidng an airfield on Guadalcanal, the island became the first target, codename "Cactus." American forces were sent to New Caledonia held by the Free French.
March of Time released "Naval Log of Victory" in December 1943- U.S. resources were stretched thin to fight a 2-ocean war, but the balance of naval power had changed by the end of the year.
8 - Naval Battle of Savo Island - Mikawa vs. Jack Fletcher
history.acusd.edu /gen/WW2Timeline/Pacific04.html   (625 words)

  
 The Thin Red Line and the World War II Hollywood Tradition
The Thin Red Line is set in the Guadalcanal Island in the Pacific Ocean in 1942 and depicts the attempt of the American army to seize control over the Guadalcanal Island in the Pacific Ocean and their battles against the Japanese occupiers.
The film opens with an idyllic sequence in an unspoiled island in the Pacific.
Thin Red Line is a three-hour epic about the World War II, directed by Terrence Malick, who made his comeback to the film industry after 20 years with a subject that had been neglected for almost as long.
www.arts.uwaterloo.ca /FINE/juhde/thanou051.htm   (5472 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Thin Red Line
"The thin red line" is about the battle of Guadalcanal, an island of the Solomons chain and an important base in the south Pacific Ocean, between the american and the japanese troops.
Such is the ultimate significance of war in The Thin Red Line (1962), James Jones's fictional account of the battle between American and Japanese troops on the island of Guadalcanal.
James Jones's classic World War II novel recounts with brutal honesty the stories of the men of C-for-Charlie Company as they struggle to hold on to their honor, their sanity, and their lives on Guadalcanal.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385324081?v=glance   (5472 words)

  
 MSM Awards
The Solomons are a group of 992 islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of papua New Guinea.
The highest peak, on the island of Guadalcanal, is Mount Popomanaseu at 2,330 metres.
After WW2, the British authorities moved the capital from the island of Malaita, to Honiara on the island of Guadalcanal, to make use of a huge military base left behind by withdrawing United States forces.
honours.homestead.com /nzsolo.html   (5472 words)

  
 Solomon Islands --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Consisting of eight large islands and island groups, the Solomon Islands are situated about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) northeast of Australia in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
Statistical information on geography, government, economy, defense, and demography of this island nation in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
A state of emergency was declared in the Solomon Islands in June 1999 when, after six months of public agitation and disturbances, radical groups on Guadalcanal sought the repatriation of all Malaita people living on the island.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9277133   (746 words)

  
 Solomon Islands on Encyclopedia.com
The islands that constitute the nation of the Solomon Islands— Guadalcanal, Malaita, New Georgia, the Santa Cruz Islands, Choiseul, Ysabel (Santa Isabel), San Cristobal (Makira), the Shortland Islands, and countless smaller islands—are only part of the 900-mi (1,448-km) Solomon Islands chain, which also includes Bougainville and Buka, which are politically part of Papua New Guinea.
Ethnic strife broke out on Guadalcanal in 1999, as island natives fought with immigrants from the island of Malaita.
00-00-0000 Map Name: Solomon Islands Continent associated with map: Pacific Ocean map level: country Map Description: the country of the Solomon Islands.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SolomonI1.asp   (1121 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Thin Red Line
"The thin red line" is about the battle of Guadalcanal, an island of the Solomons chain and an important base in the south Pacific Ocean, between the american and the japanese troops.
Such is the ultimate significance of war in The Thin Red Line (1962), James Jones's fictional account of the battle between American and Japanese troops on the island of Guadalcanal.
"The thin red line", by author and ex-combatent James Jones, was brought under the spotlights once again more recently after cult director Terrence Mallik transposed it to the big screen, for the second time, in 1998 (the first time was in 1964).
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0385324081?v=glance   (2103 words)

  
 Borders - Store Inventory - Title Detail - Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor
He was unable, however, to deal the fatal blow needed to knock America out of the war, and the shaken United States began its march to victory on the bloody island of Guadalcanal.
Though not a "natural" as an aviator, he eventually became the highest-scoring army ace on Guadalcanal and the leader of the Yamamoto attack.
For the next sixteen months, this military genius, beloved by the Japanese people, lived up to his prediction that he would run wild in the Pacific Ocean.
www.bordersstores.com /search/title_detail.jsp?id=53332438&srchTerms=0312309066&mediaType=1&srchType=ISBN   (591 words)

  
 Subject Bibliography: Marine Corps (237)
Discusses the 1942 First Marine Division campaign against the Japanese on Guadalcanal Island, one of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific Ocean.
Discusses a Marine Corps battle against the Japanese on New Britain Island in the South Pacific Ocean in 1943.
Chronicles the role of the United States Marines in the defense of the Pusan Perimeter and their part in the expansion of United Nations forces in the Korean War.
bookstore.gpo.gov /sb/sb-237.html   (1327 words)

  
 San Cristobal --  Encyclopædia Britannica
island in the Solomon Islands, southwestern Pacific Ocean, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Guadalcanal.
one of the easternmost of the Galápagos Islands in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
The island is about 80 miles (130 km) long, has a maximum width of 25 miles (40 km), and has an...
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9065281   (1327 words)

  
 Solomon Islands --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Consisting of eight large islands and island groups, the Solomon Islands are situated about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) northeast of Australia in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
The main islands of the group are large and rugged, rising to 8,028 feet (2,447 metres) at Mount Makarakomburu (Makarakombou) on Guadalcanal.
A state of emergency was declared in the Solomon Islands in June 1999 when, after six months of public agitation and disturbances, radical groups on Guadalcanal sought the repatriation of all Malaita...
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=53966   (1327 words)

  
 Solomon Sea --  Encyclopædia Britannica
sea of the southwestern Pacific Ocean, extending east of Australia and New Guinea, west of New Caledonia and the New Hebrides, and south of the Solomon Islands.
Sea kraits are common in warm, shallow waters of the western Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea, the Indian Ocean, and...
With an area of 280,000 square miles (720,000 square km), the sea contains the Louisiade Archipelago, New Georgia, and Guadalcanal Island.
www.britannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9068618   (1327 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Lonely Planet Solomon Islands (Lonely Planet Solomon Islands)
New Georgia, Solomon Airlines, Santa Cruz, Western Province, Santa Isabel, Malaita Island, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Ontong Java, Vella Lavella, Ghizo Island, Guadalcanal Island, South Pacific, Marovo Lagoon, Reef Islands, Santa Ana, National Shipping, Mendana Ave, Church of Melanesia, Temotu Province, Iron Bottom Sound, Central Province, Choiseul Bay, Point Cruz, World Heritage
About 25 million years ago, the first islands of the present-day Solomons began emerging from the ocean depths.
Makira Island is only marginal habitat for salt-water crocodiles according to a Conservation International report and not as abundant as stated in the guide.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0864424051?v=glance   (1327 words)

  
 Tarawa [Definition]
Tarawa is an atollAn atoll is a type of low, coral island found in the tropical ocean consisting of a coral-algal reef surrounding a central depression.
It was the second time the United States was on the offensive (the Battle of Guadalcanal had been the first), and the first offensive in the critical central-Pacific region.
The island is most famous for being the site of the Battle of Tarawa The Battle of Tarawa was a battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
www.wikimirror.com /Tarawa   (1327 words)

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