Jim Garrett has incorporated in his site his love of WWII Warbirds and
the WarBirds flight simulator along with his father's (James "Rube" Garrett)
actual eyewitness account of the Battle of Guadalcanal, A Marine Diary: My
Experiences on Guadalcanal. You'll also find links to the history, men,
aircraft, and ships of the Battle as well as combat photos.
An excerpt from the diary...
"My name is James R. "Rube" Garrett... I was a Corporal, Ammo Chief for I
Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Regiment and a charter member of the 1st Marine
Division, formed in Cuba in 1940. The following are my diary entries for the Battle of
Guadalcanal. What is there are the impressions of a young 20 year old Marine as they
were written 53 years ago. They detail the war in the Solomons as I lived it...one day
at a time."