11 Oct 1942
  • USS Copahee launched its cargo of 20 US Marine Corps aircraft for Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • ShCh-307 attacked an Axis convoy south of the Åland Islands in the Gulf of Finland; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Battle of Cape Esperance off Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands brought an overnight victory to the US Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS Helena assumed position west of Savo Island, Solomon Islands in darkness, awaiting an incoming Japanese task force. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
Caroline Islands US Pacific Islands Photo(s) dated 11 Oct 1942
View of USS North CarolinaWinston Churchill with Stafford Cripps and Admiral John Tovey aboard HMS King George V, Scapa Flow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 11 Oct 1942USS Marblehead off New York, New York, United States, 11 Oct 1942

11 Oct 1942 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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