Landings on Rendova

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Landings on Rendova
Part of the Pacific Theater of World War II
Landing operations on Rendova Island.jpg
U.S. Army soldiers come ashore on Rendova Island on 30 June 1943.
Date 30 June 1943
Location New Georgia, Solomon Islands
Result U.S. victory
Belligerents
 United States  Japan
Commanders and leaders
Richmond K. Turner
John H. Hester
Theodore S. Wilkinson
Leonard F. Wing
Minoru Sasaki
Genjiro Hirata
Strength

6,000[1]

120[2]
Casualties and losses
4 killed[3] 50–60 killed[4]

The Landings on Rendova was a military amphibious assault on Rendova Island in the Solomon Islands on 30 June 1943 by United States Army and Navy forces during the New Georgia Campaign of the Pacific War. In the assault, U.S. forces overwhelmed a small Japanese military garrison and secured the island. The U.S. occupied the island to use it as a staging and artillery base to support an offensive against Japanese forces guarding an airfield at Munda Point on nearby New Georgia.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Miller, p. 88.
  2. ^ Miller, p. 88.
  3. ^ Miller, p. 88.
  4. ^ Miller, p. 88.

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