12 Oct 1942

  • George Kenney met with Kenneth Walker at Brisbane, Australia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese cruiser Furutaka maneuvered herself in between flagship Aoba and American ships during Battle of Cape Esperance, saving the flagship but causing her own demise. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • USS Helena assisted in the sinking of Japanese heavy cruiser Furutaka and destroyer Fubuki. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze conducted a reconnaissance mission to Ndeni, Santa Cruz, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • While in China, Milton Miles received a cable from Washington DC, United States informing him of his assignment to the OSS. The cable contained very little detail on what this assignment entailed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Pile driving for Dock No. 4 at Pearl Harbor Navy Yard, US Territory of Hawaii, began. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill was presented at Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom with the Freedom of the City. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • The Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Policy) distributed a memorandum formally announcing the British Cabinet's decision to conduct unrestricted air warfare against Germany, Italy and Japan. ww2dbase [AC]

12 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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