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Dogfight Over Guadalcanal

The Guadalcanal Assault

On August 7, 1942, the opening day of the Guadalcanal campaign, American forces began shelling Guadalcanal and neighboring Tulagi in the Solomon Islands.

Dogfight Over Guadalcanal

Full Episode

“Dogfight Over Guadalcanal” examines the showdown between 30-year-old Southerland in his Wildcat, and Saburo Sakai, 25, in his Mitsubishi Zero. Watch the full episode online.