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Stan Gajda 1999

"Coffin Corner" is the American nickname for an area southwest of of Bloody Ridge on Guadalcanal. Located nearby is Crash Strip (The Grassy Strip) near Henderson Field.

Wartime History
During October 1942, this location was part of USMC General Puller's line. After the battle, nicnamed by U. S. Marines "Coffin Corner" because of all the dead Japanese bodies stacked in the corner of the American defensive line of 37mm guns.

Stan Gajda visited the battlefield:
"The jungle line is still the same. The grassy field between the jungle and the river is now planted with coconuts. It is a very large grove."

Crash Strip (Grassy Strip)
Emergency strip in front of 'Coffin Corner'

G4M1 Model 11 Betty
Crashed near Coffin Corner

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Last Updated
October 23, 2019


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