Landing craft off Beach Red on Guadalcanal Island, circa 7-9 August 1942, when U.S. Marines came ashore to capture the Lunga Point area and its airfield from the Japanese. The airfield is out of view to the right. The original photograph came from the illustrations package for Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison's History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, volume IV (originally published opposite page 254). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.