On This Day

Events in History in September 1942

  • Sep 1 US Federal judge upholds detention of Japanese-Americans
  • Sep 1 German troops land on Taman peninsula
  • Sep 2 German troops enter Stalingrad
  • Sep 4 Transport #28 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 5 Battle at Alam Halfa ends
  • Sep 5 British & US bomb Le Havre & Bremen
  • Sep 7 German occupiers take silver anniversary coins in battle
  • Sep 7 Transport #29 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 7 First flight of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator.
  • Sep 9 1st bombing on continental US soil at Mount Emily, Oregon during WWII by Japanese planes
  • Sep 9 Compulsory work for women, children and old males in Batavia
  • Sep 10 British troops land on Madagascar
  • Sep 10 RAF drops 100,000 bombs on Dusseldorf
  • Sep 11 Transport #31 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Sep 11 Enid Blyton publishes "Five on a Treasure Island" first of her "Famous Five" children's novels, start of one of the best-selling children's series ever with over 100 million sold

Children's writer Enid Blyton
Children's writer
Enid Blyton
  • Sep 12 Battle of Edson's Ridge begins at Guadalcanal

  • Sep 12 Free-Poland & Belgium asks pope to condemn nazi-war crimes
  • Sep 13 Battle of Edson's Ridge (2nd Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 13 German forces attack Stalingrad
  • Sep 14 Battle of Edson's Ridge (Japanese assault) at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 14 German troops occupy train station Stalingrad-1
  • Sep 15 US aircraft carrier Wasp torpedoed at Guadalcanal
  • Sep 16 Japanese attack on Port Moresby repelled
  • Sep 18 Canadian Broadcasting Corporation authorized for radio service
  • Sep 18 The order for "extermination of asocials through labour" is approved by Nazi Minister of Justice, Otto Thierack
  • Sep 20 Gunther Hagg becomes world champ of all records from 1500m to 5000m
  • Sep 21 116 hostages executed by Nazis in Paris
  • Sep 21 Transport #35 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 22 Meulenberg robs of church bells
  • Sep 23 Soviet counter offensive at Stalingrad
  • Sep 23 Transport #36 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
  • Sep 27 Heavy German assault in Stalingrad
  • Sep 27 St Louis Cards win NL pennant on last day of season
  • Sep 28 Luftwaffe bombs Stalingrad
  • Sep 29 32°F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
  • Sep 29 French Government in exile of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Admiral Chester Nimitz's B-17 finds Guadalcanal using National Geographic map

US Admiral Chester Nimitz
US Admiral
Chester Nimitz
  • Sep 30 SS exterminates 3,500 Jews in Zelov Lodz Poland in 6 week period