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29 Jun 1942
  • Manchukuo transferred destroyer Haiwei to Japan. The ship was reclassified as an auxiliary escort and was renamed Kari. ww2dbase [Kashi | CPC]
  • German submarine U-67 sank British tanker Empire Mica southwest of Cape St. George, Florida, United States at 0750 hours; 33 were killed, 14 survived. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Thrasher sank Italian freighter Diana 100 miles north of Tobruk, Libya at 1445 hours; Italian motor torpedo boats counterattacked with 17 depth charges, causing no damage to Thrasher. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German 4th Panzer Army threatened to surround the Soviet 40th Army as the Germans advanced toward Voronezh in southern Russia; 1,000 Soviet tanks were released from the reserves to reinforce the defense. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | CPC]
  • George Marshall asked Douglas MacArthur for thoughts on replacing George Brett with Frank Andrews, not knowing that Andrews would reject a transfer to Australia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Allied convoy QP-13 was spotted by a German Fw 200 aircraft. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Alaska
  • USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [S-35 | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • German submarine U-126 attacked Canadian sailing vessel Mona Marie 50 miles southwest of Barbados at 0125 hours, forcing the crew of 8 to abandon ship. At 0610 hours, U-754 sank British merchant ship Waiwera 400 miles northwest of the Azores islands; 8 were killed, 97 survived. U-153 sank American merchant vessel Ruth with a torpedo 320 miles northeast of Barbuda; 35 were killed, 4 survived. At 1355 hours, U-505 sank American merchant ship Thomas McKean with two torpedoes, 350 miles northeast of Puerto Rico. At 1745 hours, U-158 sank Latvian merchant ship Everalda 360 miles southwest of Bermuda; all 36 aboard survived. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | CPC]
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 torpedoed and sunk the American Liberty ship Thomas McKean northeast of Puerto Rico. 5 were killed and 55 were rescued. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | U-505 | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS S-44 departed waters north of Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [S-44 | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yuzuki departed Truk, Caroline Islands, escorting a convoy transporting airfield construction crews to Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Yuzuki | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi provided repair work for destroyer Asashio at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
China
  • James Doolittle was awarded the Order of the Cloud and Banner 3rd Class of the Republic of China by Song Meiling. ww2dbase [James Doolittle | CPC]
Egypt
  • German 90th Light Division reached Sidi Abdel Rahman, Egypt. ww2dbase [Battle of Mersa Matruh | CPC]
  • British cruiser HMS Dido, 7 destroyers, and submarine depot ship HMS Medway were evacuated out of Alexandria, Egypt as Axis troops advanced toward El Alamein, Egypt; the ships sailed for Haifa, Palestine. ww2dbase [CPC]
Germany
  • 253 British bombers (108 Wellington, 64 Lancaster, 47 Stirling, and 34 Halifax) attacked Bremen, Germany, damaging the Focke-Wulf aircraft factory and the A. G. Weser submarine shipyard; 11 bombers were lost on this mission. ww2dbase [Bombing of Hamburg, Dresden, and Other Cities | CPC]
Hawaii Hong Kong
  • 377 Americans held at the Stanley Internment Camp in Hong Kong were released in exchange for the United States to release a number of Japanese and Thai internees. ww2dbase [Stanley Prison and St Stephen's College | CPC]
Libya
  • Benito Mussolini flew to Libya, with his white horse, to prepare for a victory parade through Cairo, Egypt. ww2dbase [Benito Mussolini | CPC]
Russia
  • Troops of German 16th Infantry Regiment and 65th Infantry Regiment crossed Severnaya Bay north of Sevastopol, Russia in 130 rubber boats, landing behind Soviet defenses at 0100 hours, establishing a bridgehead. ww2dbase [Battle of Sevastopol | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • The first USAAF involvement in the European air war occurred when one American crew joined No. 226 Squadron RAF at RAF Swanton Morley in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom for a raid on northern France. ww2dbase [Bombing of Cities in France and Low Countries | AC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Jun 1942
Song Meiling awarding Royden Stork, Knoblock, and Clayton Campbell for Doolittle Raid success, Chongqing, China, 29 Jun 1942Song Meiling with Brigadier General James Doolittle (note Order of the Cloud and Banner 3rd Class) and Colonel John Hilger (note Order of the Cloud and Banner 6th Class), Chongqing, China, 29 Jun 1942Song Meiling awarding Captain Henry Potter for the Doolittle Raid success, Chongqing, China, 29 Jun 1942Song Meiling with Doolittle Raiders Frank Kappeler, Charles Greening, Kenneth Reddy, Lucian Youngblood, Eugene McGurl, Jacob Manch, Waldo Bither, and Rodney Wilder, Chongqing, China, 29 Jun 1942
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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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