- 01-January-1942 : WWII: The United States and Philippines troops fight the Battle of Bataan.
- 10-January-1942 : WWII: The last German airairraid on Liverpool destroys the home of William Patrick Hitler, Adolf Hitler's nephew. After his house is destroyed, William Hitler goes to the USA and joins the navy to fight against his uncle.
- 25-January-1942 : WWII: Thailand declares war on the United States and United Kingdom.
- 03-April-1942 : WWII: British Commandos raid St. Nazaire on the coast of Western France.
WWII: Japanese forces begin an allallout assault on the United States and Filipino troops on the Bataan Peninsula.
- 06-May-1942 : WWII: On Corregidor, the last American and Filipino forces in the Philippines surrender to the Japanese.
- 15-May-1942 : WWII: In the United States, a bill creating the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) is signed into law.
- 13-June-1942 : The United States opens its Office of War Information, a propaganda center.
- 11-January-1943 : The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China.
- 07-February-1943 : WWII: In the United States, it is announced that shoe rationing will go into effect in 2 days.
- 08-February-1943 : WWII Battle of Guadalcanal: United States forces defeat Japanese troops.