22 Aug 1942
  • The work week for foreign workers in Germany was increased to 54 hours. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • British armed trawler HMS Canna disembarked a group of survivors of steam tanker Mirlo, lost to German submarine U-130 on 11 Aug 1942, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. One of the survivors, Able Seaman Sverre Gustavsen, was taken to the hospital where he was found to have a very severe skull fracture in addition to other injuries. ww2dbase [HM]
  • The US Marine Corps established the 4th Marine Aircraft Wing at Ewa, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Brazil declared war on Germany and Italy. The official statement said: "In the face of acts of war against our sovereignty we recognise that a state of war exists between Brazil and the aggressor nations, Germany and Italy". ww2dbase [AC]
  • A Panama Canal Zone-based B-18 Bolo bomber of US 45th Bombardment Squadron sank German submarine U-654 with depth charges 185 miles north of the Panama Canal in the afternoon, killing all 44 aboard. ww2dbase [Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico Campaigns | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • USS Juneau set sail from the Caribbean Sea for the Pacific Theater of War. ww2dbase [Juneau | Caribbean Sea | CPC]
  • New Zealand troop transport HMNZS Awatea rammed US destroyer USS Buck in heavy fog 225 miles south of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; HMNZS Awatea suffered damage from depth charge detonations, USS Buck suffered damage and suffered 7 killed, and destroyer USS Ingraham collided with oiler USS Chemung during the rescue effort, causing more accidental depth charge detonations that would kill 218 and sink USS Ingraham (only 11 survived Ingraham's sinking). Elsewhere, German submarine U-507 sank Swedish merchant ship Hammaren 12 miles off the coast of Brazil at 0950 hours; 6 were killed, 25 survived. ww2dbase [Second Happy Time | AC, CPC]
Black Sea
  • Soviet submarine M-3 became missing in the Black Sea near Odessa, Ukraine, presumably having struck a German naval mine and sank. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • US and Japanese supplying destroyers made contact in the Savo Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Japanese destroyer Kawakaze disabled destroyer USS Blue with Type 93 torpedoes at 0359 hours (killing 9; she would be scuttled on the following day). ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Iron Bottom Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
  • US Army Air Forces 67th Fighter Squadron of 347th Fighter Group, equipped with P-39 fighters, was assigned to Henderson Field on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • 5 P-400 aircraft of the USAAF 67th Fighter Squadron joined the Cactus Air Force at Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. ww2dbase [Henderson Field | Guadalcanal Campaign | Lunga Point, Guadalcanal | CPC]
  • US and Japanese supplying destroyers made contact in the Savo Sound off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands; Japanese destroyer Kawakaze disabled destroyer USS Blue with Type 93 torpedoes at 0359 hours (killing 9; she would be scuttled on the following day). ww2dbase [Type 93 | Iron Bottom Sound, Solomon Islands | CPC]
  • Japanese submarine I-30 departed Lorient, France with 50 T-Enigma coding machines (which would enable communications between Japanese Navy and German Navy), blueprint of air-defense radar, 5 G7a torpedoes, and 3 G7e electric torpedoes, and other technologies on board. ww2dbase [Lorient, Bretagne | CPC]
  • Yugure bombarded Ocean Island, Hawaiian Islands. ww2dbase [Yugure | Ocean | CPC]
  • Italian torpedo boat Generale Antonio Cantore struck a mine and sank 5 miles west of Tobruk, Libya; the mine was laid by British submarine HMS Porpoise on 12 Aug 1942. ww2dbase [Tobruk | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 4 torpedoes at a convoy, sinking Japanese transport ship Tatsuho Maru with 2 hits in the East China Sea 50 miles north of Taiwan at 1310 hours; 36 were killed and the cargo of 10,000 gallons of aviation fuel was lost. ww2dbase [Haddock | East China Sea | CPC]
  • German 16th Panzer Division began to cross the Don River toward Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Aug 1942
British 2-inch mortar team, near Lewes, southern England, United Kingdom, 22 Aug 1942

22 Aug 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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