World War 2 - 1942AD
Hitler proposed the Final Solution of the Jewish Question; the Holocaust began.
The Japanese conquered Malaya, Singapore, Indonesia and Burma.
American and Filipino forces retreated to the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines.
General MacArthur was ordered to the leave the Philippines; he vowed "I shall return".
American B-25 bombers made the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo.
American forces in the Philippines surrendered; the Bataan death march began.
The U.S. government transferred 110,000 Japanese Americans to internment camps.
The Soviet southern offensive was halted; the Germans advanced on the Caucasus.
The RAF made the first 1,000 bomber raid on the German city of Cologne.
Rommel's Africa Corps captured Tobruk and drove the British back to Egypt.
A U.S. fleet defeated the Japanese at the Battle of Midway.
U.S. Marines invaded Guadalcanal, beginning the campaign of re-conquest.
The German advance on Egypt was halted at the Battle of El-Alamein.
The British Eighth Army under Montgomery began a new drive into Libya.
U.S. forces under General Eisenhower invaded Morocco and Algeria.
German forces occupied Vichy France; the French fleet was scuttled in Toulon harbor.
The German advance in the Caucasus was halted at Stalingrad (now Volgograd).
A Russian counterattack isolated the Sixth Army at Stalingrad; Hitler ordered no retreat.
V-2 (Vengeance Weapon 2) rockets were tested at Peenemunde in Germany.
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