The Actions along the Matanikau were the two most prominent engagements
across the Matanikau River in Guadalcanal during World War II. In the
first of these separate but related actions (23–27 September 1942),
elements of three U.S. Marine battalions attacked Japanese troop
concentrations around the river. The attack was intended to destroy any
Japanese forces in the area and to disrupt their attempts to stage
attacks on the Marine's defenses at Lunga Point by denying their use of
Point Cruz peninsula, the village of Kokumbona, and a series of ridges
and ravines stretching inland from the coast. The Japanese repulsed this
attack. In the second action (6–9 October), a larger force of Marines
crossed the river and inflicted heavy casualties on an infantry
regiment. This forced the Japanese to retreat from their positions east
of the Matanikau and hindered their preparations for a planned major
offensive on the U.S. Lunga defenses set for later in October.
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