6 Dec 1942
  • USS Hoe was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander B. C. Folger in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 47 British Ventura aircraft bombed Eindhoven, the Netherlands; 9 bombers were lost. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Poland
  • Two transports arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Of the 811 Jews from the Netherlands, 16 were registered in the camp and 795 were gassed. Of the about 2,500 Jews from the Mlawa ghetto, 406 were registered in the camp and around 2,094 were gassed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Tunisia
  • 58th Fighter Squadron of USAAF 33rd Fighter Group, flying P-40 fighters, was ordered to go to Telepte, Tunisia. It would become the first US squadron in Tunisia in the war. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Dec 1942
Three US Navy K-class airships from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 inside Hangar One at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 6, 1942.

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

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