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.
My uncle, SFC Murray Pilson, was stationed as Scofield Barracks at that time. He, along with a couple others, were sent to pick up mail and supplies and survived an attack in their area that killed a lot of his buddies. He never even told his family, not even his wife of 60 years, until a couple years ago. He passed away on Dec. 1, 2009 and was buried in Hampton, VA with full military honors. RIP, Uncle Murray
Here is another one with Ns in it... they are at the beginning. The rest is about the building of Ford's Willow Run B-24 bomber plant. When it was put into production, it rolled out one complete B-24 ever hour. Incredible!
This is an article by Guy Fay that was published in the Red Power magazine that is targeted at International Harvester tractor lovers. It was donated by one of our members who thought it fit nicely with this info about our beloved old iron and how it was used during World War II: