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16 Oct 1942
  • Denver was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Denver | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Leonardo da Vinci sighted another submarine in the Atlantic Ocean at 2030 hours and lost contact with her at 2055 hours. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese cruisers bombarded Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. During the day, US Marine Aircraft Group 14 under Lieutenant Colonel Albert Cooley relieved Marine Aircraft Group 23 as the unit in charge of maintaining Henderson Field. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Minegumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Sun Du was named the deputy commanding officer of the 1st Army. ww2dbase [Sun Du | CPC]
Hawaii Russia
  • The entire staff of the Soviet 339th Infantry Regiment was wiped out by German air attacks at Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Stalingrad | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1942
USS Runner off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 16 Oct 1942Light cruiser USS Atlanta coming alongside heavy cruiser USS San Francisco for refueling, 16 Oct 1942. Note Atlanta

16 Oct 1942 Interactive Map

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

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