The British Admiralty announced the loss of the trawler HMS Ullswater which was
torpedoed and sunk by a Kriegsmarine motor torpedo boat in the English Channel
on 19 November 1942
United States of America Liberator and Flying Fortress bombers made daylight raid
on aircraft-repair works at Romilly-sur-Seine 44 enemy fighters shot down, six
United States of America bombers lost. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers
raided Duisburg by night.
In Libya. British forward patrols in touch
Afrika Corps round Sultan, 30 miles East of Sirte.
Front. Russians made further progress in new advance on Middle, Don.
In India. Enemy aircraft made first raid on Calcutta area Chittagong also bombed.
In the Indian Ocean. The British Royal Navy force made heavy air attack on
In Burma. Allied air force bombers raided Rangoon and
In Australasia. After heavy fighting in New Guinea United States
of America and Australian troops captured Cape Endaiadere, Southeast of Buna.
Twelfth Air Force. Operations are severely curtailed as result of heavy
rains. C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft maintain transport and courier service.
Fighters fly reconnaissance and scramble missions.
Ninth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers sent to attack
Sousse harbour, abort because of 2 weather; 3 bomb wrecked vessel North of Sfax.
Tenth Air Force. Chine Air Task Force (CATF) bombers hit Lashio. Japanese
aeroplanes bomb Calcutta and vicinity, hitting docks, shipping, and airfields
in the area.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Giropa Point and area
around Buna Mission near which are located strong bunker positions. After preparatory
bombardment Australian forces again assault the positions, attacking twice under
cover of smoke, but are beaten back. A decision is made to bypass The Triangle.
Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder
medium bombers, 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 4 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
and 9 P-38 Lightning fighters make a coordinated bombing, strafing, and incendiary
attack on Kiska Harbour installations and vicinity, especially on the submarine
base and near the marine railway and gun emplacements. A direct hit is scored
on a probable ammunition dump. P-38 Lightning fighters also strafe previously
damaged cargo ship off Trout Lagoon. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 2 P-38
Lightning fighters fly photo and reconnaissance patrol over Attu, Agattu, Semichis,
and Amchitka. Go To: 21st
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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