29 Oct 1942
  • USS Skipjack attacked a Japanese oiler off the Palau Islands; all three torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Grenadier deployed naval mines in the Tonkin Gulf. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Britain advised Italy that Italy would continue to be bombed by the RAF until they stepped out of the war. ww2dbase [TH]
  • German troops were now only 50 miles from the oil fields in Grozny as they captured Nalchik in southern Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Leading British religious and political figures held a public meeting to voice their outrage at the Nazi German treatment of Jews. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent a message to the meeting, denouncing the German "vile crimes". ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Walter Krupinski was awarded the Knight's Cross medal. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi performed repair work for destroyer Teruzuki at Truk, Caroline Islands. She also began the repair work for cruiser Chikuma. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • US freighter Richard H. Alvey and British freighter Empire Galliard departed Iceland in Operation FB. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Whale patrolled the waters south of Bungo Channel between the islands of Shikoku and Kyushu, Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 16,000 Ukrainian Jews of Pinsk Ghetto in Poland (now in Belarus) were massacred two days after Heinrich Himmler ordered the liquidation of this ghetto. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Copahee arrived at San Diego, California, United States and began an overhaul. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Submarine Cisco was laid down at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

29 Oct 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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