13 Oct 1942
  • U-132 joined wolfpack Panther. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS S-31 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Japanese battleships Haruna and Kongo bombarded Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, destroying more than 40 American aircraft on the ground; they retired up New Georgia Sound at 29 knots. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • The 164th Infantry Regiment became the first US Army unit on Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • In the United States, the American public was made aware of the losses at the Battle of Savo Island. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 13 Oct 1942
Nisshin at Bougainville, 13 Oct 1942Aoba off Buin, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 13 Oct 1942

13 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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