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23rd December 1941

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that six more enemy ships had been accounted for by the Royal Navy's submarines in the Mediterranean.

Russian Front, Russians occupied more localities, including the important railway junction of Gorbachevo and the towns of Cherepov and Odeyev.

In Africa, British tanks reached the coastal plain of the Gulf of Sirte.

Far East, Imperial forces continued to hold out in the western half of Hong Kong. More Japanese forces landed in the Philippines. Wake Island, in mid-Pacific, invaded by Japanese.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 4 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers take off from Del Monte shortly after midnight during 22-23 December 1941 and bomb shipping in Lingayen Gulf. 12P-40 fighters and 6 P-35 fighters strafe forces landing in San Miguel Bay. Far East Air Force (FEAF) comes under control of newly created United States Forces in Australia (USFIA). General Brereton, Commanding General, receives orders establishing Headquarters Far East Air Force (FEAF) at Darwin.

First Anglo United States War Council held at the White House, Washington.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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