19 Nov 1942
  • Axis forces under General Walter Nehring attacked and penetrated the Vichy-French defense line at Majaz al Bab, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Adolf Galland was promoted to the rank of Generalmajor. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • Archibald Wavell announced that British involvement in the planned upcoming offensive into Burma would be scaled back to a ground invasion of Akyab island only. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Kenneth Walker unsuccessfully attempted to convince George Kenney to use delayed fuses for aerial bombs; Kenney preferred instantaneous fuses. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Norway
  • A raid on the German-controlled Vemork heavy water plant at Telemark, Norway, came to grief when the gliders carrying 34 commandos crashed. After torturous interrogations, all survivors were shot by the Germans. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Russia
  • Having fought the Germans to a standstill, the Soviets launched a surprise counter-attack north and south of Stalingrad, Russia designed to encircle Friedrich Paulus's German 6th Army bogged down in the city. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Photo(s) dated 19 Nov 1942
Workers at the office of Personnel Records Section, Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 19 Nov 1942D. J. Hudson, Steward, R. R. Richmond, and other workers of the Mess Section of Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 19 Nov 1942Project Director Paul A. Taylor and Assistant Project Director W. O. Melton of Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 19 Nov 1942Staff of the property control section of Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 19 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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