Today in World War II History—September 5, 1942
80 Years Ago—Sept. 5, 1942: Japanese reach Owen Stanley Gap in drive toward Port Moresby, New Guinea.
RAF raid to Bremen, Germany, destroys Kunsthalle Bremen and the original painting Washington Crossing the Delaware by German-American artist Emanuel Leutze (two later versions remain in the US).
New song in Top Ten: “I’ve Got a Gal in Kalamazoo.”