North Africa. Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps carried out another counter-attack however it was repulsed
near Tebourba. Bizerta docks and Tunis airfield raided by Allies.
Australasia. Allied airmen shot down 23 Japanese fighters and drove off naval
convoy attempting to reinforce Buna-Gona area of New Guinea. Off Guadalcanal,
United States of America aircraft scored hits, on two Japanese surface cruisers
and one destroyer.
It was announced that defence pact between United
States of America and Liberia was signed on 31
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit docks and shipping at Bizerte harbour.
2 of the escorting P-38 Lightning fighters are shot down by Me
. DB-7 Douglas Boston light bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters as
escort, bomb El Aouina airfield. Spitfires and P-38 Lightning fighters fly patrols
and photo reconnaissance over wide areas of North West Africa, and carry out fighters
sweeps during which several ground targets, including Gabes airfield, are attacked.
British First Army withdraws from Tebourba as German forces, through continuous
attacks, occupy the city during 3-4
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers, P-400 fighters, and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb
and strafe Sanananda Point and Buna areas and attack small torpedo boat in Dyke
Acland Bay. A lone B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attacks Kriegsmarine U-boat
75 miles Southeast of Rabaul. During 3-4
December 1942, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb airfields at Lae and Salamaua.
United States roadblock on Soputa-Sanananda trail remains precarious as Japanese
maintain attacks from all sides and hold on reinforcements.
Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers and several fighters
fly reconnaissance over Semichis, Kiska and Attu. Constant air alert in Adak.
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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