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Today in World War II History—July 12, 1942

Officers of Australian 30th Brigade at Port Moresby, New Guinea, July 1942 (Australian War Memorial)

Officers of Australian 30th Brigade at Port Moresby, New Guinea, July 1942 (Australian War Memorial)

75 Years Ago—July 12, 1942: Australians reach Kokoda, New Guinea, having marched from Port Moresby over Owen Stanley Mountains.

First 49 civilian Coastal Picket Patrol craft go on patrol in Eastern Sea Frontier (off US East Coast).

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