18 Dec 1942
  • Axis and Allied forces engaged in brief but fierce combat at Nofilia, Libya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Galeazzo Ciano arrived at Adolf Hitler's Wolfschanze headquarters in East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Pacific Ocean
  • USS Albacore sank Tenryu between Madang, Australian New Guinea and Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish fired three torpedoes at Japanese transport Kyowa Maru off Japan in the Pacific Ocean, causing damage. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • The American newspaper New York Times published a front page story on the Nazi extermination of European Jews. 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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"Since peace is now beyond hope, we can but fight to the end."

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