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29 Sep 1942
  • HMS Activity was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Three British Royal Air Force Squadrons (Nos. 71, 121 and 133) were transferred to the United States Army and redesignated as the 334, 335 and 336th Fighter Squadrons. These units had previously been established under British commanding officers with American pilots who, prior to the Pearl Harbor attack, were among the 9,000 Americans who had crossed the border into Canada to volunteer to join the Royal Canadian Air Force at the start of the war in Europe. ww2dbase [AC]
Caroline Islands Czechoslovakia
  • Esther Adolphine, sister of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, passed away in Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Greece
  • Max Merten was informed that, as of 1 Oct 1942, he would be the head of the Administrative and Economic Department of the German occupation administration in Thessaloniki, Greece. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • A lone German bomber attacked the rural town of Petworth in Sussex County, England, United Kingdom in the morning, destroying a boys' school; 23 were killed (20 of whom were children), 30 were seriously injured (24 of whom were children). Somerton, Somerset County; Shrewton, Wiltshire County; and Betteshanger Collthbourne, Kent County were also attacked. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Seaplane from Japanese submarine I-25 dropped incendiary bombs on a forest in Oregon, United States. No fire was reported. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Sep 1942
King George VI inspecting the headquarters of Combined Operations in Britain, 29 Sep 1942; note Louis Mountbatten and MountbattenGeneral Bernard Paget in a Crusader tank of British 42nd Armoured Division during an exercise near Malton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, 29 Sep 1942; note Covenanter tank in backgroundDoherty (as HMS Berry) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 29 Sep 1942

29 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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