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8 Sep 1942
  • A German aircraft detected Allied arctic convoy PQ-18 late in the day, but it would lose track of the convoy due to heavy fog. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • Troops of the 2nd Battalion of Japanese 144th Regiment flanked Australian positions near Efogi on the Kokoda Track, Australian Papua, surrounding 3 battalions; after holding their positions through the day, the Australians escaped through the Japanese lines after sundown after suffering 87 killed and inflicting 60 killed on the Japanese side. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • At Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Japanese troops began marching toward the US positions at Lunga. 813 men of the US Marine Corps 1st Raider Battalion landed at Taivu, destroying or capturing food, ammunition, medical supplies, documents, and a radio to disrupt the Japanese advance. After dark, Japanese cruiser Sendai and eight destroyers bombarded the US naval base on nearby Tulagi Island. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Germany
  • 249 British bombers attacked Frankfurt, Germany; most bombs missed and fell in Rüsselsheim 15 miles southwest of the city; 7 bombers were lost on this mission. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Fred Korematsu was convicted for a violation of Public Law No. 503, which criminalized the violations of military orders issued under the authority of Executive Order 9066, in a federal court in San Francisco, California, United States. He was given the sentence of five years probation and was prepared for deportation to the Tanforan Assembly Center. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 8 Sep 1942
USS Indiana off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 8 Sep 1942, photo 1 of 5; note No. 1 and No. 3 turrets turned to starboardUSS Indiana off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 8 Sep 1942, photo 2 of 5; note crews slung over the stern completing the paint job of the hullUSS Indiana off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 8 Sep 1942, photo 3 of 5; note OS2U Kingfisher float planes on fantailUSS Indiana off Norfolk, Virginia, United States, 8 Sep 1942, photo 4 of 5; note crews slung over the stern completing the paint job of the hull
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8 Sep 1942 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us... they can't get away this time."

Lt. Gen. Lewis B. "Chesty" Puller, at Guadalcanal