Historical Events In 1942
Wednesday, 17 August 2022
Mar 28 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck on this day in history.
Mar 28 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck in the year 1942.
Mar 28 In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.
Mar 29 In the year 1942 british cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
Mar 29 In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.
Mar 30 On this day in history sS murders 200 inmates of Trawniki labor camp
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 On this day in history allied air raid on harbor city Kupang Timor
Apr 01 On this day in history 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 ADM Nimitz named Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Ocean Areas, a joint command, and retained his other title, Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet in the year 1942.
Apr 03 In the year 1942 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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1942 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 On this day in history k Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto
Apr 07 In the year 1942 heavy German assault on Malta
Apr 08 In the year 1942 a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
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 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 On this day in history cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland
Apr 10 On this day in history japanese capture Bataan and 36,000 troops.
Apr 11 Distinguished Service Medal for Merchant Marines authorized on this day in history.
Apr 12 On this day in history 9th Golf Masters Championship: Byron Nelson wins, shooting a 280
Apr 12 Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80 in the year 1942.
Apr 13 In the year 1942 henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58
Apr 13 RCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force on this day in history.
Apr 14 Destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast in the year 1942.