Battle of Guadalcanal order of battle

Battle Of Guadalcanal Order Of Battle

Battle of Guadalcanal order of battle

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Guadalcanal Order of Battle is a list of the significant land units that fought in the Battle of Guadalcanal between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943.


On 10 August 1942, the Imperial Japanese Army's Seventeenth Army under Lieutenant General Harukichi Hyakutake assumed command of the Japanese efforts to retake Guadalcanal. The General arrived on the island to take direct command on 10 October.

  • 2nd Infantry Division<sup>1</sup>
    • 4th Infantry Regiment
    • 16th Infantry Regiment
    • 29th Infantry Regiment
    • 2nd Artillery Regiment
    • 2nd Engineer Battalion

  • 38th Infantry Division<sup>2</sup>
    • 228th Infantry Regiment
    • 229th Infantry Regiment
    • 230th Infantry Regiment
    • 38th Mountain Gun Regiment
    • 38th Engineer Battalion

  • 35th Brigade<sup>3</sup>
    • 124th Infantry Regiment
    • Kitao Battalion/Ichiki Detachment
    • 4th Artillery Regiment
    • 10th Mountain Gun Battalion
    • 20th Mountain Gun Battalion

  • 28th Infantry Regiment<sup>4</sup>
  • 11th Construction Unit<sup>5</sup>
  • 13th Construction Unit<sup>5</sup>

  1. The Sendai division arrived between 5 September and 4 October under the command of Lieutenant General Masao Maruyama.
  2. The depleted 38th division arrived 5–15 November under the command of Lieutenant General Tadayoshi Sano.
  3. The 35th Brigade arrived 29 August-5 September, under the command of Major General Kiyotaki Kawaguchi. It included a late-arriving battalion of the 28th Infantry Regiment.
  4. The Ichiki......
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