29 Nov 1942
  • Air Vice Marshal J. O. Andrews became the commanding officer of the No. 12 Group RAF. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • The United States began to ration coffee. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Despite serious wounds, RAF Pilot Officer Ron Middleton flew his Stirling bomber back from Turin allowing four crewmen to bale out over Kent before he ran out of fuel. Knowing he could not land and anxious to avoid civilian casualties, he turned the aircraft towards the coast and went into the English Channel with two seriously wounded crewmen still on board. Their bodies were recovered on the next day but Middleton's was not found until it is washed up on the coast in the following February. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The Soviet Transcaucasus Front launched an offensive against the Germans along the Terek River in the Caucasus region in southern Russia; it was to be halted within days. ww2dbase [Caucasus Campaign | CPC]
  • Top American leadership in Washington DC agreed to relieve the 1st Marine Division on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands with the US Army 25th Infantry Division. After sundown, off Tassafaronga Point, US Navy vessels turned back a small group of Japanese destroyers attempting to supply the Japanese garrison. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • USS St. Louis shifted from Mare Island to San Francisco, California. ww2dbase [St. Louis | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Murasame at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Hawaii Japan
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru departed Yokosuka, Japan for her 8th voyage with the Japanese Navy. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | Yokosuka, Kanagawa | CPC]
  • Light cruiser Voroshilov bombarded Axis positions near Feodonisi, Russia and was damaged by German naval mines. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | Feodonisi, Krym | CPC]
  • British 2nd Parachute Battalion was dropped near Depienne airfield, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Advance into Tunisia | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 29 Nov 1942
USS North Carolina underway off US Territory of Hawaii, 29 Nov 1942

29 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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