In Reply to: N's used during the war - video from 1944 posted by Ed Gooding (VA) on January 10, 2011 at 07:11:49:
Not only was the front thousands of miles away, but the Japanese had made a conscious decision to evacuate Guadalcanal when things started going against them. They pulled all of their troops out with whatever equipment they could carry. You had no Japanese survivors left behind to snipe at and harass the Americans (and, probably, Aussies too) who were stationed on Guadalcanal.
I'll bet the equipment didn't last long after the war with the humid climate and spare parts problems. Back then the Aussies ran things on Guadalcanal so perhaps some of the equipment eventually made it to Australia.
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