Today in World War II History—Oct. 13, 1942
75 Years Ago—Oct. 13, 1942: First US Army troops land on Guadalcanal, the 164th Infantry Regiment, joining the US Marines.
Japanese naval shelling makes Henderson Field inoperable on Guadalcanal.
First flight of the North American Mustang X with a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, in Hucknall, England; the engine transforms the Mustang into a high-altitude, long-distance fighter.