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Wade Hall Battle of Guadalcanal Photographs

Identifier: 2014-027

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of thirty-four photographs depicting Battle of Guadalcanal, also known as Guadalcanal Campaign and codename Operation Watchtower by American forces. The battle lasted from August 7, 1942 through February 9, 1943.


  • 1942 - 1943-01-01

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Biographical / Historical

The battle of Guadalcanal was one the major battles during the World War II. After the devastation of Pearl Harbor, the United States had gathered enough forces, and with help from allies, to begin attack on Japanese forces. They chose the island of Guadalcanal because the Japanese had built an air base on the island as the part of their plan for invasion of New Guinea. The Guadalcanal campaign began on August 7, 1942 by landing of American troops on the island. The campaign lasted six months that have seen intense air combat, seven naval battles, and numerous battles ashore. After devastating losses, Japanese began to evacuate the island of Guadalcanal at the begging of February 1943, and on February 9 allied troops have declared Guadalcanal secure.


1.0833 Linear Feet (1 container)

Language of Materials



This collection depicts Battle of Guadalcanal during the World War II.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Wade Hall.

Processing Information

Processed by Marina Klarić, November 2014.
Guide to Wade Hall Battle of Guadalcanal Photographs
Finding aid created by Marina Klarić, November 2014
November 2014
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266