30 Sep 1942
  • Soviet troops crossed the Volga River near Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
  • The facilities of the Portland Assembly Center in Oregon, United States were returned to civilian use. ww2dbase [Portland Assembly Center | CPC]
  • Adolf Hitler publicly repeated his forecast of the destruction of the Jewry. ww2dbase [CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • USS S-38 arrived at Anuta, Santa Cruz Islands to wait for a PBY Catalina aircraft scheduled to pick up a sailor suffering from acute appendicitis. ww2dbase [S-38 | Anuta, Santa Cruz | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Shirakumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Egypt
  • After a dive bomber escorting mission, the engine of Hauptmann Hans-Joachim Marseille's Bf 109G-6 fighter caught fire southeast of El Imayid, Egypt. Unable to make it back to his airfield due to black smoke entering the cockpit, the 22-year-old "Star of Africa" attempted to bail out, but while doing so he struck the vertical stabilizer across his chest and hip. He fell to his death 7 kilometers south of Sidi Abdel Rahman, Egypt at 1142 hours. ww2dbase [Hans-Joachim Marseille | Sidi Abdel Rahman | AC, CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Nachi departed Ominato Guard District, Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan in search of a nearby US task force (which was faulty intelligence). ww2dbase [Nachi | Mutsu, Aomori | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • Captain Herman A. Spanagel relieved Captain Francis S. Craven as the commanding officer of the cruiser USS Nashville. ww2dbase [Nashville | Bering Sea | DS]
Poland United Kingdom United States
  • Battleships of US Navy Task Force 1 arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [San Francisco, California | CPC]
  • The Puyallup Assembly Center in Washington, United States was handed over to the Fort Lewis Ninth Service Command to be converted into a military training facility. ww2dbase [Puyallup Assembly Center | Puyallup, Washington | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1942
Smoke rising from various districts of Stalingrad, Russia, 30 Sep 1942Admiral Chester Nimitz awarding Lieutenant Colonel Evans Carlson a gold star to his Navy Cross medal, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, 30 Sep 1942Wreckage of Hans-Joachim Marseille

30 Sep 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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