Diary August 8, 1942

cruiser 'Canberra' after torpedoed

The Australian cruiser ‘Canberra’ after torpedoed by Japanese cruisers in the ‘Battle of Savo’. Two US destroyers are ready to take over survivors.

WW2 War Diary for Saturday, August 8, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific – BATTLE OF SAVO (night August 8-9): Japanese cruisers destroy 4 cruisers – USS Astoria, Quincey and Vincennes and HMAS Canberra – off Savo Island, near Guadalcanal. US cruiser Chicago and Japanese cruisers Chokai and Kinugasa damaged. During return journey Japanese squadron loses cruiser Kako (sunk by US submarine S-44).

Eastern Front

Caucasus: Germans reach Maikop oilfield, which has been destroyed.

Call of War
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