Building the Guadalcanal Air Base
THE key airdrome un Guadalcanal was named Henderson Field by the comrades of Major Loften R. Henderson, Commanding Officer of a dive bombing squadron, who lost his life while leading an attack on a Japanese task force during the Battle of Midway. Henderson Field was designated a U. S. Marine Corps Air Base on November 15, 1942, by order of Vice Admiral A. W. Fitch, USN, Commander Air, South Pacific.
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