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14 Jul 1942
  • Yamato remained in Battleship Division 1 while two others transferred to Battleship Division 2. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Nagato was transferred to Combined Fleet Battleship Division 2. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Mutsu was transferred to Combined Fleet Battleship Division 2. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Light carrier Hosho was assigned to the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • In Operation Pinpoint, HMS Eagle departed Gibraltar to deliver 32 Spitfire fighters to Malta; she was escorted by cruiser HMS Cairo, cruiser HMS Charybdis, and five destroyers. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Destroyer Yukikaze was assigned to Destroyer Squadron 10 of the 3rd Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German patrol boats damaged Soviet submarine ShCh-317 in the "Nashorn" minefield in the Baltic Sea; Finnish minelayer Ruotsinsalmi and patrol boat VMV-6 followed the oil slick from ShCh-317 and sank the damaged submarine with depth charges, killing all 38 aboard. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Hiroaki Abe became the commanding officer of Japanese Navy Battleship Division 11. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Charles de Gaulle renamed the Free French to the Fighting French. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British minesweeping trawler HMS Flint and mooring vessel HMS Moorfly were launched. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • For the assassination of German Gestapo chief SS Major Helm, the Germans killed 700 people in reprisal in Zagreb, Yugoslavia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Japanese submarine I-7 sank US freighter Arcata east of Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, and proceeded to machine gun survivors in lifeboats; despite the attacks, 25 of the 29 aboard survived. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US President Franklin Roosevelt ordered the Joint Chiefs of Staff to abandon major offensive operations in the Pacific Theater and instead direct planning efforts on the invasion of North Africa. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The keel of destroyer Bearss was laid down. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The keel of destroyer escort Pope was laid down. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Brazil declared war on Germany and Italy after Brazilian ships were sunk by German submarines over the past several days. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Marine Corps Air Station, Edenton, North Carolina, United States was designed the Marine Corps Glider Base, and it was placed under the control of the US Navy 5th Naval District. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The US Army Air Force established the China Air Task Force with Claire Chennault in command; it was to be a part of the 10th Air Force. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Japanese Navy 11th Air Fleet was reorganized to contain four air flotillas, a destroyer division, and 3 transports. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Chuichi Nagumo was named the commanding officer of the Third Fleet. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Italian submarine Calvi and German submarine U-130 attacked Allied convoy SL 115 at 2230 hours 575 miles west of Tenerife, Canary Islands; British sloop HMS Lulworth attacked Calvi and forced her crew to scuttle the submarine (42 were killed in the action, 35 survived). ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The deportation of Dutch Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp began. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS S-35 departed Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska for her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Cruiser Köln began a minelaying operation in the North Sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British sloop HMS Lulworth forced Italian submarine Pietro Calvi to surface south of the Azores islands with depth charges and proceeded to damage her with gunfire. The Italian crew scuttled the submarine. Elsewhere, German submarine U-562 fired four torpedoes at a small Allied convoy at the distance of 2,800 meters, but all torpedoes missed; she would continue to follow the convoy and conduct further attacks on the next day. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the North Sea, the survivors of American freighter Carlton, which had sank on 5 Jul 1942, was discovered by German submarine U-376; he survivors refused German medical assistance, accepting only rations, blankets, and cigarettes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Baltic Sea
  • Submarine S-7 attacked a Swedish convoy north of Kalmar Strait in the Baltic Sea; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Some German Jews were deported from Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia to Minsk, Byelorussia and other locations in Eastern Europe. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • The First Battle of Ruweisat Ridge began at 2300 hours, under cover of darkness. It began well with the Indian (5th Brigade) and New Zealand infantry (4th Brigade and 5th Brigade) overrunning two Italian divisions, but unbeknown to them had inadvertently bypassed a group of German tanks as well as a few German infantry positions. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC, CPC]
  • Reinhard Gehlen and Heinz Herre presented to General Franz Halder intelligence on the Soviet difficulty in recruitment and the redirection of Lend-Lease war goods to Egypt. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 12 Italian frogmen attacked Gibraltar harbor in Operation GG1; they damaged four cargo ships. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The Intelligence Center of Pacific Ocean Areas of the US Navy Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii officially began its operations; its first chief, in a temporary capacity, was Joseph Rochefort. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Martial law was declared in Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]

14 Jul 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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