Diary August 20, 1942


Dauntless dive-bomber of the 'Cactus Air Force'

A Dauntless dive-bomber of the ‘Cactus Air Force’ flies over Marine positions on Guadalcanal.

WW2 War Diary for Thursday, August 20, 1942:

Air War

Pacific: US F4F Wildcat fighters and Dauntless dive-bombers flown into Henderson Field (Guadalcanal), called the ‘Cactus Air Force’.
Eastern Front: Squadron-Leader Stephen Horthy, Vice-Regent of Hungary, killed in action over South Russian Front; aged 38.


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