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4 Oct 1942
  • The US Marine Corps 9th Defense Battalion departed Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for escort carrier Taiyo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
France
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 departed at Lorient, France on her fourth patrol to the northern coast of South America. ww2dbase [U-505 | Loirent, Bretagne | DS]
Greenland
  • A US Navy PBY-5A aircraft became the first aircraft to land at Bluie West Four in western Greenland. ww2dbase [Bluie West Four | South Greenland | CPC]
Guernsey
  • The British commando raid on Sark in the Channel Islands resulted in one prisoner. ww2dbase [Sark | TH]
Hawaii
  • The Headquarters Squadron, Marine Aircraft Wing, Pacific of the United States Marine Corps arrived at Ewa Marine Corps Air Station near Honolulu, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Ewa Marine Corps Air Station | Kapolei, Oahu | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS S-44 attacked a destroyer, claiming a sinking with 3 hits out of 4 torpedoes fired; she suffered damage from an intense depth charge counterattack. ww2dbase [S-44 | CPC]
Russia

4 Oct 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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