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September 18, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
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SOUTHWEST PACIFIC AREA (SWPA, Fifth Air Force): A B-17 bombs Salamaua while a B-25 strafes pack trains on the Kokoda Trail in the Andemba-Wairopi-Kokoda area. Lost is B-26 Marauder 41-17585 with the crew bailing out successfully over Espiritu Santo and were rescued.

USMC: 7th Marines arrive on Guadalcanal.

USN: Commissioned is USS Scamp (SS-277) at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.

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