The British Admiralty announced that the destroyers HMS Fame
and HMS Viscount, Norwegian ship Acanthus and other escort
ships sank two U-boats and damaged several others in four-day
attack on Atlantic convoy HMS Fame sank the U-353
on the 16 October
, and HMS Viscount sank the U-661
on 15 October
North Africa. French forces repulsed enemy attack at Pichon,
In Libya. Fighting French forces from Chad in contact with
enemy in the Fezzan.
Russian Front. In Middle Don Russians reoccupied Tarasovka
and penetrated into the Ukraine.
In Burma. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) long-range bombers
attacked Japanese aerodrome at Heho.
United States of America. United States Lightning fighters
General. Giraud succeeded Admiral. Darlan as High Commissioner
in French North Africa.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers, with fighters escort, hit harbour
and shipping at Bizerte; heavy antiaircraft and fighters attacks
account for 2 heavy bombers and 2 P-38 Lightning fighters,
P-38 Lightning fighters claim 2 Fw
destroyed. Other B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers,
with P-40 escort, bomb harbour and shipping at Sfax; heavy
bombers claim 3 vessels sunk. P-38 Lightning fighters on reconnaissance
attack locomotives and motor vehicles South of Tunis and West
of Sousse. P-40 fighters strafe barges off Sousse, destroying
1 of them, and strafe ground targets during reconnaissance
over Kairouan-Sousse-Kasserine area. Spitfires patrol Oran
area. C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft continue transport
runs. During 26-27
December 1942 transports drop detachments of United States
paratroops at bridge North of El Djem.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers are dispatched against Tunis harbour
December 1942 hit primary target while 2 others bomb Sousse
Tenth Air Force. 12 India Air Task Force (IATF) B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb railroad station, dock area, arsenal, and
power plant at Bangkok. Chine Air Task Force (Chine Air Task
Force (CATF) ) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Lashio.
Fifth Air Force. Heavy bombers carry out single bomber attacks
against Cape Gloucester, Finschhafen, and Madang, and attack
shipping off New Britain. Japanese aircraft from Rabaul attack
Doboduru but are driven off by Fifth Air Force fighters.
South Pacific (SOPAC). General Mulcahy, United States Marine
Corps (USMC), arrives on Guadalcanal with Second Marine Aircraft
Wing and assumes operational control of all aircraft on the
island, including those of the Army Air Force.
Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 9 P-38 Lightning fighters
attack Holtz Bay but do not find the 8 float Zeros seen there
the previous day. The P-38 Lightning fighters strafe Attu
installations at minimum altitude. The B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers bomb Sarana Bay. Antiaircraft fire downs one P-38
Lightning fighters and damages another. Later 6 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters over Kiska and
Gertrude Cove abort due to low ceiling. An OA-10 flies reconnaissance
over Northeast Kiska.
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