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19 Sep 1942
  • USS Amberjack damaged Japanese transport Shirogane Maru in the Bougainville Strait off Australian Papua at 1000 hours; 3 were killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Allied attack on Jalo, Libya was called off. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US Marine Corps Air Station, Eagle Mountain Lake was established at Fort Worth, Texas, United States under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Harold Leo. It was to function as a glider training base. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • German submarine U-552 sank British anti-submarine trawler HMS Alouette 50 miles southwest of Lisbon, Portugal at 0300 hours; 17 were killed, 27 survived. At 0648 hours, U-516 sank US merchant ship Wichita 300 miles northeast of Barbados; all 50 aboard were killed. At 1546 hours, U-156 sank British ship Quebec City 500 miles southwest of Liberia; 5 were killed, 41 survived. At 1937 hours, U-512 sank Spanish merchant ship Monte Gorbea 60 miles east of Martinique; 52 were killed, 27 survived. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 118 British bombers (72 Wellington, 41 Halifax, 5 Stirling) attacked Saarbrücken, Germany, generally missing military targets and instead destroying 13 houses and killing 1 civilian; 5 bombers were lost on this mission. 68 Lancaster bombers and 21 Stirling bombers attacked München, Germany; 6 bombers were lost on this mission. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • An inquiry for the loss of Norwegian tanker Sveve, a victim of German submarine U-96 on 10 Sep 1942, was held at St. John's, Newfoundland, the master, 2nd mate (Officer on watch) and the helmsman attending. ww2dbase [Main Article | HM]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Juneau was assigned to Task Force 18. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The 28 surviving merchant ships of Allied convoy PQ-18 reached the Dvina River near Arkhangelsk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet 24th Army, 66th Army, and 1st Guards Army attempted another counterattack north of Stalingrad, Russia near Kotluban, but it was repulsed by German XIV Panzer Corps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Excursion steamer Greater Buffalo was renamed Sable. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
US Pacific Islands
  • USS Haddock arrived at Midway, ending her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]

19 Sep 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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