18 Nov 1942
  • Men of the US Army and US Marine attacked Japanese positions near Kokumbona and the Poha River at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • Marshal Philippe P?tain signed a constitutional document permitting Prime Minister Pierre Laval to make laws and issue decrees on his own signature only. ww2dbase [Pierre Laval | AC]
  • William Halsey was promoted to the rank of admiral. ww2dbase [William Halsey | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • After an arduous march over rugged mountainous terrain, during which the Commanding Officer had suffered a heart attack, 2nd Battalion of US 126th Infantry Regiment reached Pongani, southeast of Buna, Australian Papua. Less than half the battalion were still fit for action. ww2dbase [New Guinea-Papua Campaign, Phase 2 | AC]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyers Murasame, Amatsukaze, and Asagumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | CPC]
France
  • Gabriel Auphan resigned from his position as the head of the French Navy. ww2dbase [Gabriel Auphan | CPC]
Japan Poland Photo(s) dated 18 Nov 1942
Japanese-American children playing in Block 7 of Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942View of the office of Education Director J. A. Trice at Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942Workers at Office Service Section of Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942Mule wagon at Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 6
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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