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Close Combat Summary
W. E. B. Griffin

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Close Combat Summary

Plot Summary

Close Combat by W.E.B. Griffin is one in a series of books on World War II. This book is basically centered on Guadalcanal and events in the lives of the people who served there and elsewhere in the war effort. The book opens with a group of pilots taking off from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. The characters are introduced and followed throughout the book.

The book is basically a story of the people involved in the war effort. Pickering, known as Pick, Galloway and Dunn are pilots flying planes that are crafted piecemeal from parts from inoperative planes. The mechanic in charge of keeping the planes operational is Oblensky. The highest ranking officer on the island is Major General Vandegrift Major Jack Stecker commands a land unit on the island.

There is a group of war correspondents that were sent to the area to cover the...

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