7 Nov 1942
  • USS Gar ended her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the morning, British 7th Armoured Division clashed with the German 21st Panzer Division about 24 kilometers southwest of Sidi Haneish, Egypt. British tanks won the engagement, destroying many tanks and guns, but failed to prevent the Germans from withdrawing to Mersa Matruh. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Vichy French General Antoine Béthouart attempted a failed coup d'etat in North Africa, which alarmed defenses. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The US Marine Corps chief Major General Thomas Holcomb approved the establishment of a women's reserve. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • US Marine Corps Brigadier General Louis Woods relieved US Marine Corps Brigadier General Roy Geiger as the commander of air operations at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German destroyer Z27 sank Soviet ship Donbass; 49 were kiled, 16 survived and captured by the Germans. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 torpedoed and sunk the British freighter Ocean Justice off the coast of Trinidad. All 56 men aboard survived. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories Caroline Islands Germany
  • Adolf Hitler departed the Wolfsschanze headquarters at Rastenburg, Ostpreußen, Germany (now Ketrzyn, Poland) for München, traveling aboard his private train Amerika. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Tanikaze arrived at Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan for repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 969 American prisoners of war from Luzon, Philippine Islands arrived at the Davao Penal Colony, Mindanao, Philippines. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | Facility | CPC]
  • A transport of 465 Jews arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland from the Westerbork Concentration Camp in the Netherlands. During the selection all of them were said to be unable to work, thus were all sent for one of the two provisional gas chambers. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 7 Nov 1942
US Army troops of the 3rd Infantry Division drew ammunition on board USS Joseph T. Dickman (AP-26), off Morocco, 7 Nov 1942B-24 bombing photo of Holtz Bay, Attu Island, Aleutian Islands, US Territory of Alaska, 7 Nov 1942; note A6M2-N floatplanesCovenanter tank entraining onto a warflat wagon, Britain, 7 Nov 1942

7 Nov 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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