Today in World War II History—Sept. 11, 1942
75 Years Ago—Sept. 11, 1942: Australians fall back to Ioribaiwa Ridge in retreat toward Port Moresby, New Guinea.
On board submarine USS Seadragon in the South China Sea, Pharmacist’s Mate First Class Wheeler Lipes performs a successful emergency appendectomy, the first of three performed by pharmacist’s mates on submarines in 1942.