3 Nov 1942
  • USS Plunger attacked Tenryu off Santa Isabel Island, Solomon Islands; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Finback sank a small vessel east of Taiwan with gunfire. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British Ventura aircraft flew their first combat mission against a factory in Hengelo in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US government demanded Finland to cease hostilities against the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After sun down, Allies launched renewed attacks at the weakened Axis defensive positions near El Alamein, Egypt. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Three US Marine battalions attacked Japanese positions west of Point Cruz on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek met with Joseph Stilwell regarding the planned offensive into Burma, pledging 15 divisions by 15 Feb 1943. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories Iceland
  • British freighter Daldorch departed Iceland in Operation FB. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Poland
  • Polish political prisoner Heinz Radomski was caught while attempting to escape from sector BIb of the Auschwitz II-Birkenau concentration camp. He was later executed on 24 Jul 1943 in the washroom of Block 11. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Merchant seaman Duncan Scott-Ford was hanged at Wandsworth prison in London, England, United Kingdom following his conviction for selling information to the enemy. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1942
USS Tunny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Nov 1942

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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