Calendar and Summary for June 1942  
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  Summary of Significant Events for June 1942  
  A Warsaw underground newspaper revealed the Nazi gassing activity at the Chelmno death camp.  The German 11th Army opened up a massive artillery bombardment on the fortress city of Sevastopol in the Crimea.  The Battle of Midway was fought ending in an American victory. 4 Japanese aircraft carriers were lost.  Reinhard Heydrich died in Prague.  The Japanese captured Kiska and Attu Islands in the Aleutian Islands.  The Germans opened up an offensive in the Kharkov area to secure jump-off positions for the coming summer campaign.  In reprisal for the assassination of Reinhard Heydrich the small mining village of Lidice was obliterated from the face of the earth.  Colonel General Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps forced the British 8th Army to withdraw from the Gazala Line.  The U.S. Marines arrived in Wellington, New Zealand.  U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill held a series of meetings in Washington, D.C.  The Tobruk garrison surrendered to the Afrika Korps and Rommel was promoted to Field Marshal.  The U.S. announced the establishment of a European theatre of operations under command of Major General Dwight D. Eisenhower.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of eight men who had been landed in two groups by submarines on the Long Island and Florida coasts.  The German summer offensive, “Case Blau,” began.  The British 8th Army began to take up defensive positions at El Alamein, ending their rout from the Gazala line.  134 ships (632,869 tons) were sunk and 11 ships (67,343 tons) were damaged by U-boats and mines during June 1942.  
  Events occurring in June 1942 with no specific dates  
  The Atomic Bombs  
  Production pile designs were developed at the Metallurgical Laboratory in Chicago.  

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