Larsen, Harold, CAPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary NEC
131X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1958-1960, USS Tripoli (CVE-64)
Service Years
1939 - 1965
Captain
Captain

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
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Last Address
Birmingham

Date of Passing
Feb 06, 1994
 
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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Battle of the Eastern Solomons
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description
The naval Battle of the Eastern Solomons (also known as the Battle of the Stewart Islands and, in Japanese sources, as the Second Battle of the Solomon Sea  took place on 24–25 August 1942, and was the third carrier battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II and the second major engagement fought between the United States Navy and the Imperial Japanese Navy during the Guadalcanal Campaign. As at the Battle of the Coral Sea and the Battle of Midway, the ships of the two adversaries were never within sight of each other. Instead, all attacks were carried out by carrier-based or land-based aircraft.

After several damaging air attacks, the naval surface combatants from both America and Japan withdrew from the battle area without either side securing a clear victory. However, the U.S. and its allies gained tactical and strategic advantage. Japan's losses were greater and included dozens of aircraft and their experienced aircrews. Also, Japanese reinforcements intended for Guadalcanal were delayed and eventually delivered by warships rather than transport ships, giving the Allies more time to prepare for the Japanese counteroffensive and preventing the Japanese from landing heavy artillery, ammunition, and other supplies.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Oct 20, 2014
   
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Units Participated in Operation

USS Nicholas (DD-449)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  104 Also There at This Battle:
  • Burlingame, Archie, S1c, (1923-1943)
  • Delchamps, Newton, MCPO, (1941-1965)
  • Earnest, Albert, CAPT, (1941-1972)
  • Fayle, Edward, LTJG, (1941-1945)
  • Ferrier, Harry, CDR, (1941-1970)
  • Harp, Edward Blaine, RADM, (1929-1961)
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