June 13, 1942 - Fighting in North Africa, Rommel aiming for Tobruk. News of Anglo-Russian Pact. Thousands more U.S. troops arrive in Northern Ireland. Russian Army attacking Germans at Sebastopol and Kharkov. Japanese troops land on Kiska in Aleutian Islands. V-Mail is inaugurated and a big Rubber drive starts at Midnight.
May 31, 1942. Reports on massive and devastating raid over Cologne and new RAF bombing policy. Germans claim retaking Kharkov. Fighting in Libya continues. Rommel aiming to take Tobruk, and attempting to cut off British supply lines at Suez. German Spring offensive starts. Former U.S. Production Chief during World War 1, Bernard Baruch, assumes role again. Mexico Declaration of War against Axis now target of sabotage.
May 30, 1942 - Memorial Day in 1942. Desert Fighting in Libya. U.S. troops in Northern Ireland. Suspected IRA security leaks to Germany. Fighting around Port Moresby in Pacific. U.S. arms arrive in Russia. No holiday for Defense workers. Capitol Hill to consider drafting of married men.
News for May 25, 1942 - Russians regain Kharkov after fierce fighting. Allied Air Raids on Japanese air fields in Rabaul, New Guinea. RAF bombers head for raid on Cologne. Australians working on gasoline replacement. Report from Finland say country on verge of starvation. Capitol Hill looking into gasoline substitutes. Allied Air Superiority predicted by 1943 and war to end by 1944.
Nights at the Roundtable with Connee Boswell and a 1942 radio performance for NBC of "Boogie Woogie Piggie".
March 1, 1942 - Japan invades Java. British Commando raid on French coast. Ground action in North Africa. Labour Party issues pamphlet on Life In A Post-War World. Japan attacks Port Moresby. Fears of an invasion of Australia. Capitol Hill: Court-Martial proceedings against Military commanders accused of dereliction of duty postponed until after the War.
February 21, 1942 - Scorched Earth and Martial Law. News of the war not going well in the Pacific, worries of an invasion of Australia, Internment of Japanese-Americans living on West Coast of U.S. begins. Martial Law in Hawaii. Fall of Singapore. Sea battle off Bali. Attacks on Rangoon. Capitol Hill debate on War Powers Bill.
February 15,1942 - Rumors British forces in Singapore ask for armistice. Japanese prepare to launch offensive against Palembang, largest oil production site in Far East. German Warships Scharnhorst and Gneisenau cruise English Channel fueling fears of pending invasion of Britain. Russians push West, taking 4 towns and pushing Germans back to old Polish border. Congress calls for stepped up war production. Senate begins inquiry on why synthetic rubber production wasn't stepped up before Pearl Harbor in light of losing rubber supply from Far East. Labor troubles with strikes at largest aluminum production facility in Detroit.
February 8, 1942 - Japanese step up bombardment of Singapore, 20 American ships sunk so far off coastal waters, Allies bracing for new Axis assaults especially in Pacific, Dairy Farmers threaten to Unionize. America switches to War Time.
News of the day, this day in history for January 4, 1942 - Japanese continue attack on Singapore, invade Borneo. Battle of Philippines continues. North Africa - 7,000 Axis prisoners taken. 77th Congress gets ready to open with emphasis on War production. Warning that a German invasion of Britain was still possible.
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