Wings at War Series
No. 3

Pacific Counterblow
The 11th Bombardment Group and the 67th Fighter Squadron in the Battle for Guadalcanal

An Interim Report

Published by Headquarters, Army Air Forces
Washington, D.C.

Office of Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Intelligence

New Imprint by the
Center for Air Force History
Washington, D.C. 1992

Wings at War

Commemorative Edition

Originally published shortly after key air campaigns, the Wings at War series captures the spirit and tone of America's World War II experience. Eyewitness accounts of Army Air Forces' aviators and details from the official histories enliven the story behind each of six important AAF operations. In cooperation with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Center for Air Force History has reprinted the entire series to honor the airmen who fought so valiantly fifty years ago.


  1. The South Pacific, Summer 1942 (pages: 1-3)
  2. The 11th Group and the Landing in the Solomons (pages: 3-17)
  3. The Jagdstaffel (pages: 17-29)
  4. The October Crisis (pages: 29-44)
  5. The Securing of Guadalcanal (pages: 45-56)


  1. Lt. Gen. Millard F. Harmon
  2. The Solomons and Related Area
  3. Heading Air Home
  4. Henderson Field Area
  5. Brig. Gen. LaVerne G. Saunders
  6. The "Slot"
  7. Veteran
  8. Direct Hit

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