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16 Oct 1942
  • Denver was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Caroline Islands China
  • Sun Du was named the deputy commanding officer of the 1st Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • US Navy radio intelligence officer Joseph Rochefort, serving in Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, received a telegraph from his wife noting that Rochefort's father had passed away in California, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Russia
  • The entire staff of the Soviet 339th Infantry Regiment was wiped out by German air attacks at Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 16 Oct 1942
Light cruiser USS Atlanta coming alongside heavy cruiser USS San Francisco for refueling, 16 Oct 1942USS Runner off Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States, 16 Oct 1942

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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"Among the men who fought on Iwo Jima, uncommon valor was a common virtue."

Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, 16 Mar 1945