9 August 1942

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War at Sea

German submarine U-379 sunk off Cape Farewell

Eastern Front

German troops capture Krasnodar and Maikop

India

Ghandi arrested

Pacific

Admiral Fletcher withdraws his carrier force from Guadalcanal, leaving the Marines dangerously isolated.

Battle of Savo Island: The first of five major naval battles around Guadalcanal ends in a Japanese victory


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 9 August 1942, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_08_09.html
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