Liveblogging World War II: May 2, 1942: Guadalcanal
World War 2 Plus 55: Guadalcanal:
Japanese ships close in on Tulagi, so Guadalcanal Coastwatcher Don McFarland packs his bags from Barande, piles his gear into the plantation truck and drives into the interior to his Gold Ridge hideout, where a kerosene refrigerator is waiting.
While McFarland sets up the new base, his colleague Ken Hay, stays at Berande with Snowy Rhoades, watching Australian troops on Tulagi demolish their base. Up at Aola, Martin Clemens packs his gear and waits.