The British Admiralty announced the loss of the destroyer HMS Penylan which was
sunk by torpedo from the Kriegsmarine motor torpedo boat (S-boat) S-115 in the
English Channel, 5 nautical miles south of Start Point on 3
. And also crawler HMS Jasper which was was torpedoed and sunk
by the Kriegsmarine motor torpedo boat S-81 in the English Channel south of Bolt
Head on the 1 December 1942
North Africa. United States of America heavy bombers attacked docks
at Bizerta and Tunis by day the British Royal Air Force (RAF) raided Tunis and
La Goulette at night.
In Libya. Eighth Army turned Erwin
out of his strong positions at Mersa Brega, East of El Agheila.
Russian Front. South West of Stalingrad strong Wehrmacht to ground forces
attack beaten off.
In Burma. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Wellingtons
bombers bombed aerodrome at Magwe;
In Australasia. In New Guinea Japanese
began fresh landing operations at Mambare, between Gona and Lae, whilst under
heavy Allied air attack.
Twelfth Air Force. 15 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of 97th Group hit harbour and
docks at Tunis. 10 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of 301st Group bomb harbour
and docks at Bizerte and are shortly followed by 19 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
of Eighth Air Force's 93d Group attacking same target. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
hit harbour area at Sousse while B-26 Marauder medium bombers blast bridge North
of Sfax. P-38 Lightning fighters escort both medium bombers raids. P-38 Lightning
fighters, P-40 fighters, and Spitfires fly reconnaissance and patrols over much
of North West Africa. P-38 Lightning fighters attack several targets including
vehicles North of Gabes and a schooner off Cape Dimasse. C-47 Skytrain transport
aircraft fly 17 transport missions between various points in North West Africa.
Ninth Air Force. Aircraft of Western Desert Air Force (WDAF), including
more than 100 United States P-40 fighters, fly strafing and bombing missions against
ground forces which begin withdrawing from El Agheila during early morning. British
51st Infantry Division penetrates East defences of the town.
Force. Convoy of 5 destroyers is detected off Madang, as it attempts to bring
in reinforcements for beachhead in Buna area. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack as it moves South but fail to deter its
progress. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb and strafe Cape Killerton area while B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Salamaua area. B-26 Marauder medium bombers
hit airfields at Gasmata.
Eleventh Air Force. Largely negative reconnaissance
is flown over Attu, Agattu, Kiska, Amchitka, and the Semichis by 2 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers and 2 P-38 Lightning fighters. Go To: 14th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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