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Stan Gajda 1999

Area southwest of Bloody Ridge. The Henderson's Field Crash Strip (emergency strip) was located nearby. Puller's line for the October 1942 battle.

Nicknamed by a US Marine after the battle, because of all the dead Japanese bodies stacked in the 'corner' of the American defensive line of 37mm guns.

Stan Gajda visited the battlefield:
"The jungle line is still the same. The grassy field between the jungle and the river is now planted with coconuts. It is a very large grove."

Crash Strip (Grassy Strip)
Emergency strip in front of 'Coffin Corner'

G4M1 Model 11 Betty
Crashed near Coffin Corner

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May 22, 2017


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