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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 [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • 501 internees of the Portland Assembly Center in Oregon, United States departed for the Minidoka War Relocation Center in Idaho, United States. ww2dbase [Portland Assembly Center | CPC]
  • USS Bailey detached from the Atlantic Fleet, transited the Panama Canal, and moored at Balboa, Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Bailey | Panama Canal | DS]
  • USS St. Louis departed the area of Adak Island bound for Kodiak, Alaska. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Adak | DS]
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 [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | Efogi | 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 [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • Sendai, Yugure, and seven other destroyers sortied from Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands against US landings at Taivu, Guadalcanal. The force sank patrol craft USS YP-346 at 2240 hours off Tulagi. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Sendai | Yugure | Shortland Islands | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Hagikaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Katori's floatplane was transferred ashore to Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Katori | Truk | CPC]
France Germany 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 [Fred Korematsu | San Francisco, California | 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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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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