Events occurring on Saturday, September 26, 1942  
  The Allied Campaign for New Guinea  
  The Japanese weather observation ship No.6 Kyoei Maru was sunk by RAAF Beaufighters and a Hudson off Woodlark Island off the southeastern coast of New Guinea.  
   
  The Battle of the Atlantic  
  While escorting Convoy RB-1, the destroyer HMS Veteran (D 72) was torpedoed and sunk by the U-404, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Otto von Bülow, in the northern Atlantic Ocean. All of the ship’s complement of 237 died.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy RB-1, the British steam merchant Yorktown was torpedoed and sunk by the U-619, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Kurt Makowski, in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 18 died and 42 survivors were picked up by the destroyer HMS Sardonyx (H 26). The 1,547 ton Yorktown was carrying ballast and was headed for Londonderry, England.  
   
  Sailing with Convoy RB-1, the British steam merchant New York was torpedoed and sunk by the U-91, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Heinz Walkerling, in the northern Atlantic Ocean. All of the ship’s complement of 64 died. The 4,989 ton New York was carrying ballast and was headed for Londonderry, England.  
   
  The unescorted Panamanian steam merchant Tambour was torpedoed and sunk by the U-175, commanded by Kapitänleutnant Heinrich Bruns, off the coast of South America in the western Atlantic Ocean. Of the ship’s complement, 8 died and 24 survivors were picked up by the Norwegian motor merchant Thalatta. The 1,827 ton Tambour was carrying bauxite and was headed for Trinidad.  
   
  The Pacific Theater  
  The submarine I-33 accidentally sank while undergoing voyage repairs at Truk, Caroline Islands.  
   
  The Atomic Bombs  
  At Brigadier General Leslie R. Groves' insistence the Manhattan Project was granted approval by the War Production Board to use the highest emergency procurement priority in existence (AAA) when needed.  
   
  Ships Commissioned  
  A ship's commissioning was when the ship was handed over, post fittings and trials, to the end user which, in this case, was a combatant navy.  
  The escort carrier USS Bogue (CVE 9) was commissioned. Her first commander was Captain Giles E. Short.  
   
  The submarine U-417 was commissioned. Her first commander was Oberleutnant zur See Wolfgang Schreiner.  
   
  The submarine U-711 was commissioned. Her first commander was Oberleutnant zur See Hans-Günther Lange.  
     
   
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