From: My Mother, although my Father had some small part.
SOPAC and Bomb Alley from Avalanche Press cover nicely, respectively, WWII in the Solomons and the Mediterranean. I know that AP doesn't enjoy the status of, let's say, GMT in the wargaming world, but this is mostly due to the dire rulebooks (and some idiosyncrasies of the owner...) Once you decode/fix them, the overall experience is quite enjoyable.
What these games lack, however, is a campaign. You have scenarios for the single battles and some "what ifs" and that's it.
NavalWarfare Simulations built an interesting campaign engine for SSI's Fighting Steel. I spent a lot of hours playing it - but sadly I never found a way to run Fighting Steel on modern OSs (if you know some trick, please post!)
Talking about old games, Great Naval Battles II was about Guadalcanal, but I never played it so I can't comment.
What OS does the Fighting Steel use, or can use?
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
“Illegitemus non carborundum est (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”).”
― Julia Child