Henderson Field

Henderson Field is the name of several airports:

  • Henderson Field (Guadalcanal), a former military airfield on Guadalcanal Island in the Solomon Islands
  • Henderson Field (Midway Atoll) on Sand Island in Midway Atoll, an unincorporated territory of the United States.
  • Henderson Field (North Carolina) in Wallace, North Carolina, United States.

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Battle Of Edson's Ridge
... The Marines were defending the Lunga perimeter that guarded Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, which was captured from the Japanese by the Allies in landings on ... The main Japanese assault occurred around Lunga ridge south of Henderson Field, manned by troops from several U.S ... to Guadalcanal for further attempts to retake Henderson Field, affecting Japanese offensive operations in other areas of the South Pacific ...
Battle Of Cape Esperance - Background
... Point on Guadalcanal (later completed and named Henderson Field) ... Allied aircraft operating out of Henderson became known as the "Cactus Air Force" (CAF) after the Allied codename for Guadalcanal ... ship remaining within range of American aircraft at Henderson field, during the daylight hours—about 200 mi (170 nmi 320 km)—was in danger of damaging ...
Battle Of Mount Austen, The Galloping Horse, And The Sea Horse - First Battle of Mount Austen
1942, a small group of Japanese soldiers from the 38th Field Engineer Regiment successfully infiltrated the American lines from the south, destroying a ... On 15 December, in yet another night infiltration raid onto Henderson Field, a Lieutenant Ono led four men equipped with picric acid blocks past American ... convinced that these events illustrated an unacceptable risk to Henderson Field by Japanese troops stationed on and around nearby Mount Austen ...
Matanikau Offensive - Background - Guadalcanal Campaign
... The airfield was later named Henderson Field by Allied forces ... Because of the threat by CAF aircraft based at Henderson Field, the Japanese were unable to use large, slow transport ships to deliver troops and supplies to the island ... The first Japanese attempt to recapture Henderson Field failed when a 917-man force was defeated on August 21 in the Battle of the Tenaru ...
Matanikau Offensive - Background - Battle For Henderson Field
... Further information Battle for Henderson Field Between October 1 and October 17, the Japanese delivered 15,000 troops to Guadalcanal, giving Hyakutake 20,000 total troops to employ for his planned ... his planned attack would be from south of Henderson Field ... the Matanikau which would have two objectives to drive the Japanese beyond artillery range of Henderson Field and to cut off the retreat of Maruyama's ...

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