Historical Events In 1942
Saturday, 04 July 2020
Mar 28 On this day in history -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
Mar 28 In the year 1942 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck
Mar 28 On this day in history british naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire
Mar 28 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67 in the year 1942.
Mar 29 On this day in history british cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
Mar 29 On this day in history german submarine U-585 sinks
Mar 30 In the year 1942 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
Mar 30 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81 in the year 1942.
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 in the year 1942.
Mar 30 In the year 1942 world War II food rationing introduced in Australia for tea, sugar and butter.
Apr 01 Allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
Apr 03 ADM Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet on this day in history.
Apr 03 On this day in history albert Siklos, composer, dies at 63
Apr 04 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 in the year 1942.
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 HMS TENEDOS sunk in harbour at Colombo, Ceylon - by Japanese carrier bombers on this day in history.
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 On this day in history k Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto
Apr 07 On this day in history heavy German assault on Malta
Apr 08 In the year 1942 a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
Apr 08 On this day in history alfred Mombert, writer, dies
Apr 09 In the year 1942 battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan
Apr 09 In the year 1942 hMS HERMES sunk in the Indian Ocean off south east coast of Ceylon by Japanese carrier dive-bombers.
Apr 10 On this day in history cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland
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 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280 in the year 1942.
Apr 12 On this day in history johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80
Apr 13 Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58 in the year 1942.
Apr 13 In the year 1942 rCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force.
Apr 14 On this day in history destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast