🇺🇸 February 9, 1943, organized Japanese resi…

🇺🇸 February 9, 1943, organized Japanese resistance on Guadalcanal ends, bringing to a close the battle that started in August 1942. The wreck of the Japanese troop transport Kinugawa Maru, pictured below, is a symbol of Japan’s defeat on Guadalcanal. [Naval History & Heritage Command]
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