November 18 This Day During World War ll

November 18, 1942 – Men of the US Army and US Marine attacked Japanese positions near Kokumbona and the Poha River at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.The Americans appeared to be on the verge of breaking through the Japanese defenses and capturing Kokumbona. Tokyo Express runs on 5, 7 and 9 November, delivered additional troops from the Japanese 38th Infantry Division, including most of the 228th Infantry Regiment to Guadalcanal. These fresh troops were quickly emplaced in the Point Cruz and Matanikau area and helped successfully resist further attacks by American forces on 18 November. The Americans and Japanese remained facing each other along a line just west of Point Cruz for the next six weeks.


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