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... North Carolina screened the carriers, during the Guadalcanal landings.
The Japanese, and virtually everyone else during WWII suffered from a lot of misinformation from aerial reconnaissance reports. Had NC been in Ironbottom Sound directly covering the landings, she would have also been there for First Savo, and we know how that all turned out
While the North Carolina participated in the Guadalcanal Landings August,1942. Most of my references state mostly that this battleship escorted the 3 carriers assigned to the Guadalcanal landings.
Yet one book lists the Japanese aerial reconnaissance report on the landing that a battleship was seen off the beach head. Did the North Carolina provide gunfire support for the marines landings?
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