October 12th, 1942
World War II: Japanese ships retreat after their defeat in the Battle of Cape Esperance with the Japanese commander, Aritomo Goto dying from wounds suffered in the battle and two Japanese destroyers sunk by Allied air attack. event on October 12, 1942.
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Events around October 12, 1942
|October 14th, 1942||Event||A German U-boat sinks the ferry SS Caribou, killing 137.|