30 Sep 1942
  • Adolf Hitler publicly repeated his forecast of the destruction of the Jewry. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Soviet troops crossed the Volga River near Moscow, Russia. ww2dbase [TH]
Caroline Islands 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 [Main Article | AC, CPC]
Japan
  • Nachi departed Ominato Guard District, Mutsu, Aomori Prefecture, Japan in search of a nearby US task force (which was faulty intelligence). ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
Poland
  • Commandant of Auschwitz Concentration Camp Rudolf Höss forbade his SS guards to consume raw fruits, raw vegetables, and raw milk due to the typhus epidemic in the camp. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • A transport containing 610 Jews arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp from the Westerbork camp in the Netherlands; 37 men and 118 women were registered into the camp, and the remaining 454 were gassed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • German bombers attacked Lancing and Colchester, England, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • Battleships of US Navy Task Force 1 arrived at San Francisco, California, United States. ww2dbase [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

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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