Historical Events In 1942
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Mar 28 In the year 1942 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck
Mar 28 On this day in history 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck
Mar 28 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire in the year 1942.
Mar 28 Herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67 on this day in history.
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 1st RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau on this day in history.
Mar 30 Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson premier Valois), dies at 81 in the year 1942.
Mar 30 On this day in history sS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
Mar 30 In the year 1942 the first RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
Mar 30 In the year 1942 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 Department of Munitions & Supply puts gasoline on coupon rationing; national speed limit of 64 km an hour proclaimed on this day in history.
Apr 01 On this day in history first Naval Air Transportation Service (NATS) squadron for Pacific operations commissioned
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 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 In the year 1942 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 In the year 1942 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.
Apr 06 In the year 1942 k Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto
Apr 07 In the year 1942 heavy German assault on Malta
Apr 08 A Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC on this day in history.
Apr 08 Alfred Mombert, writer, dies on this day in history.
Apr 09 Battle of Bataan-US-Filipino forces overwhelmed by Japs at Bataan in the year 1942.
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 Japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops in the year 1942.
Apr 11 In the year 1942 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 Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58 in the year 1942.
Apr 13 On this day in history rCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force.
Apr 14 Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast on this day in history.