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It was fought in the air, on the sea, and on the land. By far, the most ferocious and bloodiest battles were fought at sea. In fact, the only two US Navy admirals killed in action in WWII, during a surface engagement, occurred during a Guadalcanal sea battle.

In the air campaign, the A6M Zeros were flying such great distances, that at first the allies thought that they were coming from some hidden bases somewhere, or some hidden aircraft carriers. But they weren't, they were making long range flights from Rabaul (and back). With their light weight construction and external fuel tanks, the Zekes could approach 2,000 miles in range.

The ground campaign, of course, was fought by the US Marines. And that's been covered by television's history/military channel (although not very accurately). Apparently, it would be too expensive and time consuming for TV to cover the naval and air campaigns of the Guadalcanal fighting.

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