Matanikau River

The Matanikau River of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, is located in the northwest part of the island. During the World War II Guadalcanal campaign, several significant engagements occurred between United States and Japanese forces near the river.

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Koli Point Action - Background - Guadalcanal Campaign
... and the surviving Japanese troops regrouped west of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal ... Kawaguchi's troops had retreated to the area west of the Matanikau and that numerous groups of Japanese stragglers were scattered throughout the area between the Lunga Perimeter and the Matanikau River ... to conduct a series of small unit operations around the Matanikau Valley ...
Matanikau Offensive
... The Matanikau Offensive, from November 1–4, 1942, sometimes referred to as the Fourth Battle of the Matanikau, was an engagement between United States (U.S.) Marine and Army and ... and Japanese forces near the Matanikau River during the campaign ... in the Battle for Henderson Field, crossed the Matanikau River and attacked Japanese Army units between the river and Point Cruz, on the northern ...
Matanikau Offensive - Background - Guadalcanal Campaign
... and the surviving Japanese troops regrouped west of the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal ... troops had retreated to the area west of the Matanikau and that numerous groups of Japanese stragglers were scattered throughout the area between the Lunga ... therefore, decided to conduct a series of small unit operations around the Matanikau Valley ...
Actions Along The Matanikau - September Action - Prelude
... from the Lunga perimeter, scale a large terrain feature called Mount Austen, cross the Matanikau River, and then reconnoiter the area between the Matanikau and Kokumbona village ... Griffith—was to cross at the mouth of the Matanikau to explore the area between the river, Kokumbona, and further west towards Tassafaronga ... The number of Japanese troops in the Matanikau Valley was actually much higher than the Marine estimate ...
Actions Along The Matanikau
... The Actions along the Matanikau—sometimes referred to as the Second and Third Battles of the Matanikau—were two separate but related engagements, which took place in the ... between 6 and 9 October—were two of the largest and most significant of the Matanikau actions ... The Matanikau River area on Guadalcanal included a peninsula called Point Cruz, the village of Kokumbona, and a series of ridges and ravines stretching inland from the coast ...

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