Skip to comments.RUSSIANS RETREAT AGAIN AT STALINGRAD; JAPANESE GAIN MENACES PORT MORESBY (9/10/42)
Posted on 09/10/2012 4:38:13 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
John Toland, The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945
German “wolf pack” attacks convoy
Thursday, September 10, 1942 www.onwar.com
German submarines on patrol [photo at link]
In the Atlantic... Convoy ON-127 to Britain suffers a wolf pack attack. 13 U-boats attack with every one managing to fire upon the vessels of the convoy. The convoy escort manages to damage only 1 U-boat while 12 freighters and one destroyer are sunk.
On Madagascar... British forces make landings on the west coast of the island intending to occupy the whole of the island.
September 10th, 1942
UNITED KINGDOM: London: Churchill announces firm measures including the use of troops, to curb the “revolutionary” activities of the Congress Party in India.
GERMANY: Tonight RAF bombers raid Dusseldorf.
U-904 laid down.
U-168 and U-639 commissioned. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.S.R.: Novorossisk is captured by units of the V.A.K. (9 Inf. Div., 73 Inf. Div., 125 Inf. Div.) (Jeff Chrisman)
MADAGASCAR: Allied troops have begun an advance to occupy all of this Vichy-French colony. Last May the Allies occupied the port of Diego Suarez, to forestall its use by Japan’s navy. Now the Allies claim that Japanese submarines have been using Madagascar as a fuelling base - an accusation which Vichy denies. Vichy Governor General Annet after five months of talks fails to win guarantees of non-cooperation with the Japanese. The British 29th Infantry Brigade has landed at Majunga, on the west coast, followed by the 22nd East African Brigade. They are pushing on to the capital, Tananarive, while the 7th South African Brigade advances from Diego Suarez.
The Free French are promised that the administration of the colony will be turned over to them once operation is completed. (Jack McKillop)
SOLOMON ISLANDS: A second airstrip, Fighter One, becomes operational on Guadalcanal. Fighter One is a grassy field that will be used by USN and USMC F4F Wildcats and USAAF P-400 Airacobras. (Jack McKillop)
In the air, the IJN dispatches 27 “Bettys” (Mitsubishi G4M, Navy Type 1 Attack Bombers) and 15 “Zekes” (Mitsubishi A6M, Navy Type 0 Carrier Fighters) to bomb Guadalcanal. They are met by 5 USMC F4F Wildcats which shoot down 5 “Bettys” with the loss of a Wildcat. The Americans now have only 12 serviceable fighters on Guadalcanal. (Jack McKillop)
TERRITORY OF ALASKA: Aleutians: Weather, photo reconnaissance, and patrol missions are flown by the US 11th Air Force during the morning over Nazan Bay, Tanaga, Adak and Amchitka Islands; poor weather is encountered at Kiska, Attu, and Agattu Islands. (Jack McKillop)
CANADA: Corvette HMCS Lethbridge arrived Liverpool, Nova Scotia for refit. (Dave Shirlaw)
U.S.A.: The German submarine U-69 lays 12 mines at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. (Jack McKillop)
The Baruch Commission, tasked with investigating the availability of rubber, warns of military and civilian collapse due to a shortage of rubber in the U.S. As a result, the government mandates gasoline rationing in the U.S. to limit the amount of driving thus saving rubber required for tires. (Jack McKillop)
ATLANTIC OCEAN: Convoy ON-127 is caught be a wolfpack of 13 U-Boats. Over the next 4 days, 12 freighters and 1 destroyer are sunk with a lost of one U-Boat.
U-659 sank SS Empire Oil in Convoy ON-127. U-659 was damaged by depth charges and was forced to return to base.
U-96 sank SS Sveve, SS Elisabeth van Belgie and damaged SS FJ Wolfe in Convoy ON-127. (Dave Shirlaw)
The US freighter SS American Leader is sunk by the German auxiliary cruiser Michel about 800 miles (1,287 km) west of the Cape of Good Hope. 47 of the 58 men aboard survive and are taken aboard the German vessel and are turned over the Japanese in Singapore; 14 of the men die in Japanese prison camps. (Jack McKillop)
"A child in a Ustasa children's camp in Sisak, Croatia.
The Independent State of Croatia, led by the Ustasa movement, implemented a full complement of anti-Jewish legislation modeled on the Nuremberg Laws.
The first concentration camp in Croatia was established early in 1941.
In many camps men, women, and children were strictly segregated."
Prime Minister Mackenzie King, Canada:
Who are we now?