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22 Sep 1942
  • Tony Stein enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. ww2dbase [Tony Stein | CPC]
  • German submarine U-435 attacked Allied convoy QP-14 50 miles west of Jan Mayen Island, Norway at 0718 hours, sinking US merchant ship Bellingham (all 75 aboard survived), British merchant ship Ocean Voice (civilian commodore J. C. K. Dowding's ship; all 89 aboard survived), and British fleet oiler RFA Grey Ranger (6 were killed, 33 survived). ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • British submarine HMS Unruffled sank Italian merchant ship Leonardo Palomba 25 miles east of Sousse, Tunisia. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed San Francisco bound for Kodiak, Alaska escorting stores ship USS Bridge. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
Atlantic Ocean
  • In the early morning hours the unescorted Norwegian merchant ship Vibran (Master Per E. Palm) was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine U-582 about 400 miles north-northwest of the Azores; she was in ballast and on her way to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. The master, 34 crew members, two gunners and eleven passengers were lost. The ship was reported missing and was presumed lost. Amongst the crew were two British 17-year-old mess boys, Ken Humphreys from Liverpool and Bertie Aiken from Cardiff. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | HM]
  • Australian destroyer HMAS Voyager departed Darwin, Australia with 400 men of Australian 2/4th Independent Company, sailing for the island of Timor to evacuate troops of Australian 2/2nd Independent Company and Portuguese civilians. ww2dbase [Darwin, Northern Territory | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for destroyer Kagero at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
  • Tenryu departed Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | Truk | CPC]
France Indian Ocean
  • Japanese submarine I-29 sank US freighter Paul Luckenbach 800 miles west of Kochi, India. ww2dbase [Raids into the Indian Ocean | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-44 began surfacing only at night as she entered Japanese-controlled waters. ww2dbase [S-44 | CPC]
  • The Soviet 62nd Army was split in half by the German advance down the Taritsa River gorge in Stalingrad in southern Russia, and the German troops now held nearly the entire southern half of the city. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Stalingrad | TH, CPC]
United States Photo(s) dated 22 Sep 1942
Hitler greeting Pavelic at his Berghof residence near Berchtesgaden, Germany, 22 Sep 1942Female worker at the B. T. H. factory in Neasden Lane, Willesden in London, England, United Kingdom writing messages on a Covenanter tank of British Guards Armoured Division, 22 Sep 1942

22 Sep 1942 Interactive Map

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