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September 26, 1942
Today in World War II Pacific History
Day by day chronology


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.

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