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Diary October 11, 1942

heavy cruiser Salt Lake City (CA-25)
Salt Lake City (CA-25) is on of the four heavy cruisers of the US Taks Force under Scott in the ‘Battle of Cape Esperance’.
WW2 War Diary for Sunday, October 11, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: BATTLE OF CAPE ESPERANCE. US cruiser-destroyer force surprises Japanese squadron northwest of Guadalcanal and sinks cruiser Furutaka and destroyer Fubuki. Japanese cruiser Aoba heavily damaged, Allied destroyer Duncan also sunk (night October 11-12).

Air War

Mediterranean: Axis air forces launch final major air offensive against Malta – but Spitfire fighters inflict heavy losses. From October 16, Ju 88 bombers are restricted to night operations – all daylight bomber raids abandoned, October 17.

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