Historical Events In 1942
Sunday, 07 March 2021
Mar 28 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck on this day in history.
Mar 28 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck on this day in history.
Mar 28 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire on this day in history.
Mar 28 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67 in the year 1942.
Mar 29 British cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea in the year 1942.
Mar 29 On this day in history german submarine U-585 sinks
Mar 30 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau in the year 1942.
Mar 30 In the year 1942 alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81
Mar 30 SS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp in the year 1942.
Mar 30 The first RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau on this day in history.
Mar 30 On this day in history world War II food rationing introduced in Australia for tea, sugar and butter.
Apr 01 In the year 1942 allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor
Apr 01 In the year 1942 department of Munitions & Supply puts gasoline on coupon rationing; national speed limit of 64 km an hour proclaimed.
Apr 01 First Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations commissioned in the year 1942.
Apr 03 In the year 1942 aDM Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet
Apr 03 Albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63 in the year 1942.
Apr 04 On this day in history rCAF Squadron Leader L.J. Birchall spots Japanese fleet heading for Ceylon; alerts naval base and averts disaster for the British Fleet and a second Pearl Harbour
Apr 05 On this day in history hMS CORNWALL And HMS DORSETSHIRE sunk in the Indian Ocean south west of Ceylon by Japanese carrier divebombers, 190 men lost from 'Cornwall', 234 from 'Dorsetshire'
Apr 05 On this day in history hMS TENEDOS sunk in harbour at Colombo, Ceylon - by Japanese carrier bombers.
Apr 06 General Andrew G.L. (Andy) McNaughton forms the First Canadian Army in Britain with five divisions, two armored brigades, and 3 other divisions slated for home defence in the year 1942.
Apr 06 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto in the year 1942.
Apr 07 Heavy German assault on Malta on this day in history.
Apr 08 A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Apr 08 In the year 1942 alfred Mombert, writer, dies
Apr 09 Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan on this day in history.
Apr 09 HMS HERMES sunk in the Indian Ocean off south east coast of Ceylon by Japanese carrier dive-bombers on this day in history.
Apr 10 Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland in the year 1942.
Apr 10 In the year 1942 japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops.
Apr 11 On this day in history distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized
Apr 12 In the year 1942 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280
Apr 12 On this day in history johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80
Apr 13 On this day in history henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58
Apr 13 On this day in history rCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force.
Apr 14 In the year 1942 destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast