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On August 7, 1942 US Marines landed at Red Beach and occupied this area meeting little resistance. The Japanese defenders, mostly construction personnel fled the area, abandoning their camp.
During the Battle of Guadalcanal and during the base era, this area was further developed into a staging area and base, with proximity to cargo being unloaded at Lunga anchorage and the airfields. Among the units based there was the US Army 24th Infantry, 2nd Battalion (Negro) March 1 - August 6, 1943. The Lunga Point Anchorage was used as an anchorage for Navy vessels, small ships, landing craft and as a seaplane operating area.
After the war, all bodies where exhumed for burial elsewhere
Field (Lunga Point, Honiara)
1 (Lunga Field, The Cow Pasture)
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