Diary August 9, 1942

US Task Force Solomon Islands

US Task Force in the sea area of the Solomon Islands.

WW2 War Diary for Sunday, August 9, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: Following Savo Island debacle, all US transports and escorting warships have to be temporarily withdrawn from Guadalcanal area.

Air War

Southeast Asia: US bombers raid Haiphong (Indochina).

Home Fronts

India: Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru arrested for leading Civil Disobedience Campaign. Widespread outbreaks of sabotage and bloody riots (721 killed, 1,219 injured).

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