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19 Jun 1942
  • German submarine U-701 sank American patrol craft USS YP-389 5 miles off the North Carolina, United States coast at 0245 hours with her 88-millimeter and 20-millimeter guns, 4 were killed, 21 survived; the engagement was dubbed Battle off Diamond Shoals. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | CPC]
  • After a staff officer from 23.Panzer Division was shot down carrying complete plans for an offensive in the Caucasus, the commander and chief of staff of German XL Korps were imprisoned on Adolf Hitler's order. The offensive would be launched with no changes to the plan. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | TH]
  • US Navy Vice Admiral Ghormley assumed command of the South Pacific Area at Auckland, New Zealand. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US PBY Catalina aircraft discovered 35 survivors from the sunken Japanese carrier Hiryu; USS Ballard was dispatched to rescue them. ww2dbase [Hiryu | CPC]
  • German submarine U-107 attacked US sailing vessel Cheerio with gunfire 20 miles west of Puerto Rico at 1102 hours; she was driven off by a US patrol aircraft, but Cheerio would soon sink from the damage; all 9 aboard survived. At 1730 hours, U-159 sank Yugoslavian ship Ante Matkovic with gunfire 20 miles north of Colombia; 6 were killed, 23 survived. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | CPC]
  • German armed merchant cruiser Thor captured Norwegian tanker Herborg off the western coast of Australia. ww2dbase [Thor | CPC]
  • ShCh-317 damaged Danish merchant ship Orion northeast of Gotland, Sweden; Orion would be able to be towed to Visby, Gotland for repairs. ww2dbase [ShCh-317 | CPC]
  • USS S-27 ran aground south of Amchitka Island, US Territory of Alaska at about 0043 hours. Unable to free the submarine, commanding officer Herbert Jukes ordered the ship abandoned, and the entire crew made their way to the island by 1600 hours. ww2dbase [S-27 | Amchitka | CPC]
Black Sea
  • Italian torpedo boat MAS-571 sank Soviet submarine ShCh-214 in the Black Sea south of Yalta, Ukraine. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Vice Admiral Shigeyoshi Inoue inspected prospective sites for airfield construction on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Shigeyoshi Inoue | Guadalcanal | CPC]
France Germany Japan Libya
  • German troops gave chase to retreating British forces in Libya throughout the day. After sundown, the Germans reversed direction and moved westward, intending on striking Tobruk, Libya by surprise on the next day. ww2dbase [Battle of Gazala | CPC]
  • Soviet 138th Naval Infantry Brigade launched a failed counterattack against German 22nd Division on the shore of Severnaya Bay near Sevastopol, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | Sevastopol | CPC]
United States
  • USS Haddock departed northeastern United States for US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Haddock | CPC]
  • USS New Mexico arrived at San Pedro, California, United States. ww2dbase [New Mexico | San Pedro, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Jun 1942
USS Wahoo, 19 Jun 1942Carrier Hosho in port in Japan, mid-Jun 1942

19 Jun 1942 Interactive Map

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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