Documents include operation plans, operation orders, field orders, intelligence reports, action reports, administrative orders, captured Japanese documents, official correspondence, field messages, studies, and memoranda concerning operations on Guadalcanal, Tulagi, Savo, Bougainvlle, and surrounding areas.
Documents were produced by the 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, Task Force 62, Island Command, the Cactus Air Force, and various Navy and Army entities during Operation Pestilence, Operation Watchtower, and Operation Ringbolt.
This index highlights collections found in the Archives Branch concerning Marine Corps involvement in the Guadalcanal campaign, August 1942–February 1943, including Operation Pestilence, Operation Watchtower, Operation Cartwheel, and Operation Ringbolt.
The criteria for selecting collections for inclusion in this index is limited to those personal papers that contain materials pertinent to the study of the Guadalcanal campaign. Collections in this index are comprised of official Marine Corps records, documents, and publications; letters and correspondence; manuscripts; photographs; maps; memoirs and reminiscences; clippings and articles; oral histories and interviews; and realia and ephemera.
The Archives Branch maintains a collection of original maps from the Guadalcanal campaign, to include the overlays, appendices, and enclosures from the Divisional operation plans and after action reports.
Some of these maps are available in digital format. Please contact the Archives for more information.
Available as full-text, searchable PDFs from the Government Publishing Office.
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