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    Taivu Point Guadalcanal Solomon Islands

Location
Village and point on the north coast of Guadalcanal, to the west is Tasimboko.

Wartime History
On August 19, 1942, 917 Japanese of the "Ichiki Regiment" 28th Infantry Regiment under the command of of Colonel Kiyonao Ichiki landed at this location from destroyers. After the Battle of the Tenaru (Ilu River, Aligator Creek) during Augusut 21-22, 1942. Roughly 30 survivors returned to Taivu Point to report their defeat and await orders.

Between August 29 - September 4, "Tokyo Express" runs by light cruisers, destroyers, and patrol boats landed almost 5,000 troops at Taivu Point, including all of the 35th Infantry Brigade, one battalion of the Aoba Regiment, and the rest of Ichiki's regiment. General Kawaguchi landed at Taivu Point on the August 31 and was placed in command of all the Japanese troops on Guadalcanal.

By early September, Kawaguchi had 5,200 troops at Taivu Point and departed on September 5 towards the Lunga perimeter. About 250 Japanese troops remained behind to guard the brigade's supply base at Taivu.

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017

 

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