This Day In History: 1942-08-17
Task Force 17 leaves Pearl Harbor under Admiral George Murray on USS Hornet. U.S. Marines led by Lt. Colonel Evans E. Carlson raided a Japanese seaplane base on Makin Island. Transport #20 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany. U.S. 8th Air Force bombers stage first independent raid on Europe, attacking Rouen, France.