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19 Oct 1942
  • The British King's African Rifles regiment captured 800 Vichy French troops in Madagascar without incurring a single casualty of their own. ww2dbase┬á[Madagascar Campaign | AC]
  • USS Gar laid 32 naval mines off Bangkok, Thailand. ww2dbase┬á[Gar | CPC]
  • Joseph Stilwell convinced Archibald Wavell to commit to an offensive in Burma in cooperation with the Sino-American forces. ww2dbase┬á[Joseph Stilwell | CPC]
  • USS Gunnel started her first war patrol. ww2dbase┬á[Gunnel | CPC]
  • U-132 left wolfpack Panther. ww2dbase┬á[U-132 | CPC]
Germany Marshall Islands
  • Kamoi arrived at Jaluit, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase┬á[Kamoi | Jaluit | CPC]
Switzerland
  • British officers Major Ronnie Littledale and Lieutenant-Commander Billie Stephens, having escaped from Oflag IV-C prisoners of war camp at Colditz Castle in Germany on 14 Oct 1942, successfully made it to Switzerland. ww2dbase┬á[CPC]
United Kingdom

19 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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