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Diary August 21, 1942

US Marines fighting patrol  Guadalcanal
US Marines fighting patrol crossing a river on Guadalcanal in August 1942.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, August 21, 1942:

Pacific

Solomons – BATTLE OF TENARU RIVER: US Marines annihilate first contingent of Japanese reinforcements on Guadalcanal.

Eastern Front

Caucasus: Germans plant Swastika flag on Mt. Elbruz, highest mountain in the Caucasus.


Sea War

Pacific: 5 merchant ships and 2 fishing boats sunk off North Japan by US submarine Guardfish.

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