September 26, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology
SATURDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER 1942
ALASKA (Eleventh Air Force): A destroyer and a freighter are bombed
at 53-30N 174-20E north of Atka; two near misses are scored on the freighter.
CHINA-BURMA-INDIA (CBI) (Tenth Air Force): 4 B-25s devastate the village of
Luchiangpa in southwest China.
Guadalcanal: Fighting on Matanikau.
IJA: The Japanese Army begins to withdraw from Ioribaiwa on the Kokoda Trail.
5th AF: Crashed on take off is B-26 Marauder 40-1392 none of the crew are injured.
USN: Essex-class aircraft carrier under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Company was to be named USS Bonhomme Richard is renamed USS Yorktown (CV-10) after the sinking of USS Yorktown (CV-5) during the Battle of Midway and was the fourth ship named Yorktown in the Navy. Named for the Battle of Yorktown during the American Revolutionary War.