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Today in World War II History—Sept. 14, 1942

Men of US 2nd Marine Division, Guadalcanal, Aug 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

Men of US 2nd Marine Division, Guadalcanal, Aug 1942 (US Marine Corps photo)

75 Years Ago—Sept. 14, 1942: In New Guinea, Australians fall back for the last time to Imita Ridge, only 32 miles from Port Moresby.

Japanese retreat in the Battle of the Ridge on Guadalcanal.

British make unsuccessful raid on Tobruk and Benghazi, Libya, losing a light cruiser and two destroyers.