U.S. troops in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands during World War II. Grader and dump truck on runway of Henderson Field which is being graded. Dump truck dumps load while grader works back and forth. Work stops while U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator bomber taxis on the runway. Crew members sit on piles of landing mat sections for new runway as C-47 Skytrain transport takes off. B-17 Flying Fortress bomber taxis on runway. Runway being constructed, men sit on piles of mats in the foreground. Sections of mats being fitted together. Men hammer mats with nails.
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