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Freedom Fighters: John Wilson

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By Joan Hallmark

John Wilson arrived at Guadalcanal soon after marines landed there in 1942. He was to see a number of south sea islands before returning home in 1945.


Perhaps Wilson's biggest challenge was the hospital he built at Muda, New Georgia.

Immediately after Wilson had surveyed the area for the hospital, a Japanese bomber dropped a load of bombs in the area, leaving a huge crater.

Bomb crater or not, a new hospital soon rose from the ashes.

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