Lofton R. Henderson (May 24, 1903 – June 4, 1942) was a marine aviator in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was the Commanding Officer of Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 241 (VMSB-241) at the Battle of Midway and is recognized as the first Marine Aviator to die during that battle while leading his squadron to attack the Japanese carrier forces.While leading 16 Marine Corps planes in a dive bombing attack on the aircraft carrier Hiryū, his left wing burst into flames

Lofton R. Henderson (May 24, 1903 – June 4, 1942) was a marine aviator in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. He was the Commanding Officer of Marine Scout Bombing Squadron 241 (VMSB-241) at the Battle of Midway and is recognized as the first Marine Aviator to die during that battle while leading his squadron to attack the Japanese carrier forces.While leading 16 Marine Corps planes in a dive bombing attack on the aircraft carrier Hiryū, his left wing burst into flames

The Guadalcanal campaign was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. This campaign, fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.On…

The Guadalcanal campaign was fought between August 7, 1942, and February 7, 1943, in the Pacific theater of World War II. This campaign, fought on the ground, at sea, and in the air, pitted Allied forces against Imperial Japanese forces, and was a decisive, strategically significant campaign of World War II. The fighting took place on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the southern Solomon Islands and was the first major offensive launched by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.On…

WW2 Japanese Soldier | Jubilant Japanese troops on the Singapore waterfront on 16 February ...

WW2 Japanese Soldier | Jubilant Japanese troops on the Singapore waterfront on 16 February ...

American GI checks his boots sitting on unexploded 406-mm (16 inches) shell from a US naval gun at an unidentified Pacific War battlefield.

American GI checks his boots sitting on unexploded 406-mm (16 inches) shell from a US naval gun at an unidentified Pacific War battlefield.

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