The British Admiralty announced loss of HMS Barham by U-331
on 25 November 1941
after being hit with three torpedoes in the Mediterranean. HMS Barham was also
hit on 28 December 1939
in the Atlantic.
Russian Front, Moscow announced that Red Army troops
on the Kalinin front were vigorously advancing.
In Africa, Tremendous
attack by Allied air forces played havoc with Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps armoured columns.
Far East, More Japanese
landings in Malaya. In Burma the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers blew up
the Kawkareik-Myawaddi road east of Moulmein. British garrison at Mergui evacuated.
Batavia reported Japanese air raids on Macassar, Pontianak, Belawan, Padang, Parepare,
Tanjong Pinang, Riouw Archipelago, and Amboyna. Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
bombers sank three Japanese ships in Rabaul harbour. Chinese forces reported nearing
Kowloon. Japanese ships hit in Macassar Strait now reported to include 11 warships
and 17 transports sunk or badly damaged. United States Navy Department announced
that Midway Island was still holding out.
Prime Minister Sir Winston
Churchill reviewed the war situation in the House of Commons.
announced that she would send Britain as an outright gift £225,000,000 worth
of munitions and food.
Hawaiian Air Force. United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of Task group 8.9 return to Canton
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