Today in World War II History

70 Years Ago—Aug. 9, 1942: German Army Group A takes Maikop oil fields in Caucasus, but finds them mostly destroyed by the Soviets. In the Battle of Savo Island—Japanese sink 1 Australian (Canberra) and 3 US (Astoria, Quincy, Vincennes) cruisers off Guadalcanal. British jail Gandhi and Nehru in India, riots break out which disrupt transportation.