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17 Sep 1942
  • Tatsuta Maru arrived at Singapore. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Gar began her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine Hoe was launched, sponsored by Miss Helen Hess. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The American beachhead on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands was by this date 5 miles wide and 2.5 miles deep. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British submarine HMS United sank Italian salvage vessel Rostro and Italian auxiliary submarine chaser V39/Giovanna off Misrata, Libya. ww2dbase [CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • At 0625 hours, German submarine U-515 sank US ship Mae 41 miles north of Georgetown, Guyana; 1 was killed, 40 survived. At 1314 hours, U-109 sank British collier Peterton 200 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands; 9 were killed, 34 survived but 1 (the captain) was captured. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The same Ascension Island-based US B-24 Liberator bomber that had attacked German submarines rescued survivors of sunken British troopship Laconia on the previous day attacked the submarines again, forcing U-506 to dive while 142 survivors were still on the deck; later in the day, French cruiser Gloire, sloop Annamite, and sloop Dumont d'Urville arrived to take on 415 Italian and 668 Allied survivors from the German submarines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • Australian troops fell back from Ioribaiwa Ridge to Imita Ridge along the Kokoda Track in Australian Papua, 25 miles from Port Moresby; the Australians were surprised that the Japanese did not pursue in force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Germany
  • German Navy Admiral Karl Dönitz, who had previously supported rescuing survivors of submarine targets, ordered his submarine commanders to cease such actions in light of the Laconia incident on the previous day where an American bomber attacked a German submarine, full of survivors, flying a large red cross flag. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | AC]
India
  • Archibald Wavell ordered Noel Irwin to prepare an offensive from India into the Arakan Peninsula in Burma. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • In Stalingrad, Russia, German and Soviet troops engaged in heavy fighting at the Mamayev Kurgan hill, the Central Station, the grain elevator, and the apartment building soon to be named Pavlov's House. Also in the city, German troops advanced along the Tsaritsa River toward the banks of the Volga River where Soviet reinforcements were arriving from the other side. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Leslie Groves was given charge of overseeing the Manhattan Project. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 17 Sep 1942
US Navy Vice Admiral Frank Fletcher aboard USS Saratoga, 17 Sep 1942President Franklin Roosevelt being presented with a Japanese flag captured by US Marines on Makin Island by Marine Corps Commandant LtGen Thomas Holcomb, White House, Washington DC, 17 Sep 1942.

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

17 Sep 1942 Interactive Map




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