Blanchard, Charles H, FN

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Last Rank
Fireman
Primary Unit
1941-1942, USS Quincy (CA-39)
Service Years
1941 - 1942
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Order of the Antarctic Circle

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Home State
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
Year of Birth
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Home Town
Everett
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Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-42)/Guadalcanal-Tulagi landings
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description
The Battle of Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo was a land battle of the Pacific campaign of World War II, between the forces of the Imperial Japanese Navy and Allied (mainly United States (U.S.) Marine) ground forces. It took place from 7–9 August 1942 on the Solomon Islands, during the initial Allied landings in the Guadalcanal campaign.

In the battle, U.S. Marines, under the overall command of U.S. Major General Alexander Vandegrift, successfully landed and captured the islands of Tulagi, Gavutu, and Tanambogo among which the Japanese Navy had constructed a naval and seaplane base. The landings were fiercely resisted by the Japanese Navy troops who, outnumbered and outgunned by the Allied forces, fought and died almost to the last man.

At the same time that the landings on Tulagi and Gavutu–Tanambogo were taking place, Allied troops were also landing on nearby Guadalcanal, with the objective of capturing an airfield under construction by Japanese forces. In contrast to the intense fighting on Tulagi and Gavutu, the landings on Guadalcanal were essentially unopposed. The landings on both Tulagi and Guadalcanal initiated the six-month long Guadalcanal campaign and a series of combined-arms battles between Allied and Japanese forces in the Solomon Islands area.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Apr 24, 2010
   
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  199 Also There at This Battle:
  • Besson, John Henry, RADM, (1931-1959)
  • Brosnan, Ryan
  • Burlingame, Archie, S1c, (1923-1943)
  • Earnest, Albert, CAPT, (1941-1972)
  • Froze, Francis Donald, Cox, (1941-1945)
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