Lunga Point area, Guadalcanal Island, Solomon Islands
Annotated chart prepared for planning purposes shortly before the area was captured by U.S. Marines on 7-8 August 1942. It is based on aerial photographs taken on 31 July 1942. The airfield then being constructed by the Japanese, which after changing hands became Henderson Field, is in the right center. The original print came from the illustrations package for Rear Admiral Samuel Eliot Morison History of United States Naval Operations in World War II, volume IV (originally published opposite page 278). U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.