Historical Events In 1942
Friday, 16 April 2021
May 03 Johan H Westerveld, lt-col/leader Order Service, executed in the year 1942.
May 03 Luftwaffe bombs Exeter on this day in history.
May 03 On this day in history nazis execute 72 OD'ers in reprisial in Sachsenhausen, Netherlands
May 04 In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea begun (1st sea battle fought solely in air)
May 04 Food first rationed in US in the year 1942.
May 04 German occupiers imprison 450 prominent Dutch as hostages in the year 1942.
May 04 In the year 1942 pulitzer prize awarded to Ellen Glasgow (In this our Life)
May 04 The Battle of the Coral Sea, a WWII clash fought entirely with carrier aircraft, began today on this day in history.
May 05 On this day in history battle of Coral Sea
May 05 British assault on Diego Suarez Madagascar in the year 1942.
May 05 US begins rationing sugar during WWII in the year 1942.
May 06 In the year 1942 cAPT Milton Miles arrives in Chungking, China, to begin building an intelligence and guerilla training organization, Naval Group China
May 06 In the year 1942 corregidor & Philippines surrender to Japanese Armies
May 07 In the year 1942 battle of Coral Sea ends stopping Japanese expansion
May 07 On this day in history felix Paul von Weingartner, Austria conductor/composer, dies at 79
May 07 Nazi decree orders all Jewish pregnant women of Kovno Ghetto executed on this day in history.
May 08 Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack at Coral Sea in the year 1942.
May 08 On this day in history battle of Coral Sea ends; Aircraft carrier Lexington sunk by Japanese air attack
May 08 German summer offensive opens in Crimea on this day in history.
May 08 HMS OLYMPUS, sunk off Malta Grand Harbour - German E-boat-laid mines. On passage with personnel from Malta to Gibraltar, including many of the crews of bombed submarines P.36 and P.39; few survivors on this day in history.
May 09 In the year 1942 68th Preakness: Basil James aboard Alsab wins in 1:57
May 10 In the year 1942 joseph M Weber, comedian/singer (Weber & Lewis Fields), dies at 74
May 11 German submarine U-S53 torpedoes British steamer Nicoya and Dutch ship Leno near Anticosti Island, Quebec in the year 1942.
May 11 On this day in history japanese troops conquer Kalewa
May 12 1,500 Jews gassed in Auschwitz in the year 1942.
May 12 David Ben-Gurion leaves Jewish state in Palestine on this day in history.
May 12 Nazi U-boat sinks American cargo ship at mouth of Mississippi River in the year 1942.
May 12 Russia occupies Crackow, until August 23, 1943 in the year 1942.
May 13 On this day in history helicopter makes its 1st cross-country flight
May 13 Helicopter makes its first cross-country flight in the year 1942.
May 13 Hyam Greenbaum, composer, dies at 41 on this day in history.
May 13 In the year 1942 uS troops replace New Zealanders in Fiji
May 14 In the year 1942 the Women's Auxilliary Army Corps (WACS) is established
May 14 In the year 1942 uS Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) forms