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Today in World War II History—Nov. 13, 1942

Poster commemorating the five Sullivan brothers, who died in the sinking of USS Juneau, 13 November 1942

Poster commemorating the five Sullivan brothers, who died in the sinking of USS Juneau, 13 November 1942

75 Years Ago—Nov. 13, 1942: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal: Japanese ships sink a US light cruiser and 4 US destroyers; US ships and aircraft sink Japanese battleship Hiei and 2 Japanese destroyers.

In Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Rear Adm. Daniel Callaghan & Rear Adm. Norman Scott are killed.

In Naval Battle of Guadalcanal, Japanese sub I-26 sinks light cruiser USS Juneau (687/697 killed, including the five Sullivan brothers).

Japanese battleship Hiei evading bombing, Solomon Islands, 13 Nov 1942; seen from B-17 of US 11th Bombardment Group (US Army photo)

Japanese battleship Hiei evading bombing, Solomon Islands, 13 Nov 1942; seen from B-17 of US 11th Bombardment Group (US Army photo)