Historical Events In 1942
Friday, 16 April 2021
Mar 28 -29] 234 RAF bombers attack Lubeck in the year 1942.
Mar 28 234 RAF bombers attack Lübeck in the year 1942.
Mar 28 British naval forces raid Nazi occupied French port of St Nazaire on this day in history.
Mar 28 In the year 1942 herman A van Karnebeek, Dutch foreign minister (1918-27), dies at 67
Mar 29 In the year 1942 british cruiser Trinidad torpedoes itself in the Barents Sea
Mar 29 German submarine U-585 sinks on this day in history.
Mar 30 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Mar 30 On this day in history the first RSHA-transport from France arrives in camp Birkenau
Mar 30 World War II food rationing introduced in Australia for tea, sugar and butter in the year 1942.
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 on this day in history.
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 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' on this day in history.
Apr 05 In the year 1942 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 K Reinmuth discovers asteroid #2249 Yamamoto in the year 1942.
Apr 07 Heavy German assault on Malta in the year 1942.
Apr 08 On this day in history a Schoenberg & Tudor's ballet "Pillar of Fire," premieres in NYC
Apr 08 On this day in history alfred Mombert, writer, dies
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 in the year 1942.
Apr 10 Cigarettes & candy rationed in Holland in the year 1942.
Apr 10 On this day in history 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 on this day in history.
Apr 12 Johannes E Akkeringa, Dutch painter/etcher, dies at 80 in the year 1942.
Apr 13 Henk Sneevliet, leader of Dutch RSAP/Spartacus, executed at 58 on this day in history.
Apr 13 RCAF's 417 Fighter Squadron heads for Egypt to join Desert Air Force in the year 1942.
Apr 14 On this day in history destroyer Roper sinks German U-85 of US east coast