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Zero Encounter by Robert Taylor
When the first US aircraft landed at the captured airstrip on the island of Guadalcanal on 12 August 1942, there was still heavy ground fighting within 3,000 yards of the airfield. A few days later it was named Henderson Field, after Major Lofton R. Henderson who led the Marine dive-bombers at Midway. The name of this small airfield is synonymous with the war in the South Pacific and it became home to some of the greatest Marine pilots who took part in the air f...
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