"Coffin Corner" is the American nickname for an area southwest of of Bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal. Located nearby is Crash Strip (The Grassy Strip) near Henderson Field.
During October 1942, this location was part of USMC General
line. After the battle, nicnamed by U. S. Marines "Coffin Corner" because of all the dead Japanese bodies stacked in the corner of the
American defensive line of 37mm guns.
Stan Gajda visited the battlefield:
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'
Model 11 Betty
Crashed near Coffin Corner
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August 5, 2017