North. Africa. Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps counter-attack on Allied positions in Djedaida. Two
French submarines from Tension reached Algiers.
Russian Front. Further
Russian advances on Central front and round Stalingrad against the Wehrmacht ground
In the Indian Ocean. United States of America heavy bombers raided
Andaman Islands and Rangoon.
In Australasia. United States of America
surface fleet intercepted Japanese convoy off Guadalcanal, sinking six destroyers
and three transports for loss of one United States cruiser.
It was announced
that Réunion Island had joined Free Fighting French.
Force. In a meeting at the Air Ministry a joint decision is made on allocation
of responsibility, with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) to provide aerial defence
of sectors in which United States airfields are located while VIII Fighter Command
operates principally as escort for bomber strikes against Continent.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb North quay at Bizerte. B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit airfields
and rail road at Gabes. DB-7 Douglas Boston light bombers attack bridge and railway
station at Djedeida. P-38 Lightning fighters escort all 3 missions. Other P-38
Lightning fighters strafe Gabes airfield, fly reconnaissance, and shoot down an
in aerial battle
near Tunis. Elements of British First Army remain hard pressed at Djedeida.
Tenth Air Force. India Air Task Force (IATF) heavy bombers attack shipping
at Port Blair in the Andaman Island, claiming damage to one vessel by near misses.
This strike begins a series of raids on this water approach to Burma.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
and B-26 Marauder medium bombers pound airfield, antiaircraft positions, and defences
in Buna area. 3 attempts by Allied ground forces to take Buna fail. United States
forces establish a block behind enemy forces on Soputa-Sanananda trail but frontal
and flanking assaults make little headway.
South Pacific (SOPAC). Battle
of Tassafaronga. United States Navy (USN) turns back Japanese effort to land troops
in Tassafaronga area of Guadalcanal during 30
and 1 December
Eleventh Air Force. Fog prevents reconnaissance over Kiska,
while a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on reconnaissance is turned back at Buldir.
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