World War 2 Mug featuring an image from the Battle of Guadalcanal. American troops of the 160th Infantry Regiment rush ashore from a landing boat during amphibious training here. Guadalcanal, March 1, 1944. Preston. (Army)
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.