5 Dec 1943
  • Operation Buccaneer, which planned to assault a large number of Japanese targets in the Burma region, was canceled during the Second Cairo Conference. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: More of GROPAC-4 arrived on board. Planes of Composite Squadron 41 (VC-41) and Composite Squadron 33 (VC-33) on board. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
Italy
  • Canadian 1st Infantry Division and Indian 8th Infantry Division attacked across the Moro River, capturing Villa Rogatti before dawn, but a subsequent German counterattack forced the Canadians to abandon the town and withdraw back across the river. Later in the day, Canadian troops attacked San Leonardo. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • German forces began a week-long operation to deport Jews from Bialystok, Poland. While about 10,000 were deported, unknown thousands of Jews were able to hide. 700 were killed while resisting. Most of those deported were sent to Treblinka, Majdanek, or Auschwitz Concentration Camps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Rock departed New Orleans, Louisiana, United States for the Panama Canal Zone. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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

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