22 Nov 1942
  • The Japanese halted a combined US Army and US Marine attack at the Matanikau River on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • While escorting Allied convoy QP-15, Soviet destroyer Sokrushitelny foundered after sustaining damage in heavy weather. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
  • Paul von Kleist was made the commanding officer of German Army Group A. ww2dbase [Paul von Kleist | CPC]
  • Frederick Aikman damaged a German Ju 88 aircraft in North Africa. ww2dbase [Frederick Aikman | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • German Type IXC U-Boat U-505 met with supply submarine U-462 in the mid-Atlantic near the Cape Verde Islands where U-505’s watch officer wounded in the attack of 10 Nov 1942 was transferred to the supply submarine. ww2dbase [U-505 | DS]
  • USS Ranger departed Port Royal Bay, Bermuda bound for Norfolk, Virginia. ww2dbase [Ranger | Port Royal Bay | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Ikazuchi at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
France Japan
  • USS S-35 set sail for the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Hokkaido | CPC]
  • Tanikaze began escorting Kumano on a troop transport mission from Kure, Japan to Rabaul, New Britain, Australian Territory of New Guinea. ww2dbase [Tanikaze | Kure, Hiroshima | CPC]
New Caledonia
  • USS Honolulu and convoy arrived at Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Nouméa | DS]
Pacific Ocean
  • Off Palau, submarine USS Tinosa fired six torpedoes to get five hits on two ships in six minutes. Cargo ships Yamato Maru and Kiso Maru were both sunk. ww2dbase [Tinosa | DS]
  • The encirclement of the German 6th Army around Stalingrad, Russia was completed when Soviet 4th Mechanized Corps and 4th Tank Corps met at Kalach-na-Donu after smashing through positions held by Romanian troops. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Kalach-na-Donu, Stalingrad | TH]
United Kingdom
  • The British Admiralty Operational Intelligence Centre (OIC) urged the staff of Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom to focus on Germany's new four-rotored Enigma machines. ww2dbase [Bletchley Park | Milton Keynes, England | CPC]
United States
  • Submarine Puffer was launched, sponsored by Mrs. Ruth B. Lyons, who was the granddaughter of the oldest employee of the submarine's builder, Manitowoc Shipbuilding Company, Christopher Jacobson, Sr. ww2dbase [Puffer | Manitowoc, Wisconsin | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 22 Nov 1942
Launching of submarine Puffer, Manitowoc River, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, 22 Nov 1942Submarine Puffer underway in Lake Michigan off Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States, 22 Nov 1942Liberty ship John Muir sliding down the ways at Marinship, Sausalito, California, United States, 22 Nov 1942. John Muir was the fourth ship built at the Marinship yard.

22 Nov 1942 Interactive Map

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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