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Today in World War II History—Aug. 28, 1942

Poster commemorating capture of U-94 by HMCS Oakville, 28 Aug 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

Poster commemorating capture of U-94 by HMCS Oakville, 28 Aug 1942 (public domain via Wikipedia)

75 Years Ago—Aug. 28, 1942: Japanese daylight attempt to reinforce Guadalcanal fails due to US air attack; they turn to nighttime missions, dubbed the “Tokyo Express” by the Americans.

First school for WAVES officers opens at Smith College in Northampton, MA (USS Northampton); 125 women are commissioned in “fast-track” one-month course.

Off Haiti, US PBY Catalina and Canadian corvette Oakville capture German sub U-94, but sub sinks; this loss will lead the Germans to withdraw Type VII U-boats from Caribbean and Gulf.

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