Today in World War II History—September 16, 1942
80 Years Ago—Sept. 16, 1942: Japanese drive on Port Moresby, New Guinea, halts at Ioribaiwa Ridge.
Laconia Incident: US B-24 Liberator bomber attacks German U-boat U-156 while it’s rescuing survivors from the sinking of British troop transport Laconia, primarily Italian POWs.
Bob Hope flies to Anchorage for his first USO tour, entertaining US troops in Alaska and the Aleutians.