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Diary October 26, 1942

destroyer rescues survivors of the US carrier 'Hornet'
A destroyer rescues survivors of the US carrier ‘Hornet’ after the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands. Later ‘Hornet’ was sunk by Japanese destroyers.
WW2 War Diary for Monday, October 26, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: BATTLE OF SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS. Japanese carriers approach Guadalcanal in anticipation of the capture of Henderson Field and sink US carrier Hornet; Japanese cruiser Yura lost.

Air War

Pacific: US bombers raid Hong Kong power station and airfield at Canton.

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