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Diary September 5, 1942

destroyer Amatsukaze
Japanese destroyers, such as ‘Amatsukaze’, are mainly used for the ‘Tokyo Express’ supplies to Guadalacanal.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, September 5, 1942:

Sea War

Pacific: JAPANESE EVACUATE MILNE BAY (New Guinea). Japanese fast destroyers land reinforcements and essential supplies on Guadalcanal (night 5-6). US Navy and Marines soon nickname this almost nightly service the ‘Tokyo Express’.

Home Fronts

Britain: IRA ambush RUC patrol in Co Tyrone (2 killed, 1 wounded).

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