Russian Front, Volokolamsk recaptured by Soviet troops and at least two Wehrmacht
divisions routed near southern shores of Lake Ladoga. Three Kriegsmarine transports
sunk by Soviet submarine.
In Africa, Imperial forces in full pursuit
broken columns in Libya.
Far East, Japanese troops landed
in force on island of Mindanao, mainly at Davao. At Hong Kong, Imperial forces
still holding out.
Few Luftwaffe bombs were dropped by raiders during
the night at scattered points.
Washington announced that Admiral Ernest
J King, commander of the United States Atlantic Fleet, had been appointed Commander
of the Combined United States Fleets. M131
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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