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01/02/1943 Japanese forces begin their evacuation of Guadalcanal

Operation Ke was the largely successful withdrawal of Japanese forces from Guadalcanal, concluding the Guadalcanal Campaign of World War II. The operation involved both army and navy forces under the overall direction of the Japanese Imperial General Headquarters. Commanders of the operation included Isoroku Yamamoto and Hitoshi Imamura.

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