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 [Main Article | 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 [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands Hawaii
  • USS Pollack arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Russia
  • Light cruiser Voroshilov bombarded Axis positions near Feodonisi, Russia and was damaged by German naval mines. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Tunisia
  • British 2nd Parachute Battalion was dropped near Depienne airfield, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | 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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