• The Battle of Midway Island took place on June 4-5, 1942 and was a US victory. This battle was also the turning point of naval dominance in the Pacific during World War II.
  • On April 18 Lt.. Col. James H. Doolittle led the first air raid on Tokyo using 16 North American B-25 bombers launched from the carrier USS Hornet.

Heavy Japanese Cruiser Mikuma sunk at Battle of Midway

Songs From 1942

  “That Old Black Magic”
  “White Christmas”


Other Facts from 1942

President: Franklin D. Roosevelt



Average annual income


New car 


Loaf of bread


Gallon of milk


Gallon of gas




Dow Jones Average    107