14 Nov 1942
  • After dark, the Second Naval Battle of Guadalcanal began with Japanese ships wiping out the American destroyer screen. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese cruiser in the Pacific Ocean; all six torpedoes fired missed. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • Three squadrons of US B-24 bombers moved from Iron Range airfield in northern Queensland, Australia to Port Moresby, Australian Papua and prepared for a strike on the under-construction airfield at Munda Point, Bougainville, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Solomon Islands Campaign | Port Moresby | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Tadashi Kaneko was shot down and killed in the Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Tadashi Kaneko | CPC]
  • Two transports containing a total of 2,500 Jews from Ciechanow ghettos, Poland arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp; 633 men and 135 were registered into the camp, and the remaining 1,732 were killed in gas chambers. On the same day, 1,500 Jews from Bialystok District 2 in Poland arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp; 82 men and 379 women were registered into the came, and the remaining 839 were killed in gas chambers. Finally, the SS doctors of Auschwitz Concentration Camp sent 110 prisoners from the Auschwitz I hospital to Birkenau Concentration Camp to be killed in the gas chambers. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Oswiecim | CPC]
  • The Taihoku Prisoners of War Camp No. 6 near Taihoku (now Taipei) was opened; on the same day, British prisoners of war from Singapore arrived on Taiwan via Kirun (now Keelung), destined for this camp. ww2dbase [Taihoku Prisoner of War Camp No 6 | Taihoku | CPC]
  • The Kinkaseki Prisoners of War Camp in northeastern Taiwan was opened. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Nov 1942
Kirishima and Takao underway, en route to the Guadalcanal area in the Solomon Islands, 14 Nov 1942; photograph taken from cruiser Atago part of which could be seen in foregroundCruiser Takao underway, en route to the Guadalcanal area in the Solomon Islands, 14 Nov 1942; photo taken from cruiser Atago, part of which could be seen in foregroundUSS Washington firing her primary guns at Kirishima, off Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, night of 14-15 Nov 1942Martlet fighter aboard HMS Formidable off North Africa, Nov 1942
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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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