30 Nov 1942
  • Submarine tender Taigei completed her conversion work and was recommissioned into service as light aircraft carrier Ryuho with Captain Nobishiro Soma in command. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Submarine Mingo was launched, sponsored by Mrs. Henry L. Pence. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Near Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, US cruisers ambushed a night time fast destroyer convoy led personally by Rear Admiral Raizo Tanaka. Tanaka's quick thinking led to a Japanese victory in the Battle of Tassafaronga. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | CPC]
  • HMCS Iroquois (G89) was commissioned into service with Commander W. B. L. Holms in command. ww2dbase [AC]
Australian Papua
  • Angry at the slow progress in Australian Papua, General Douglas MacArthur dismissed the commander of US 32nd Infantry Division, Major General Harding, and replaced him with his corps commander, Lieutenant General Robert Eichelberger, who he instructed "to take Buna or not come back alive". ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo attacked a Japanese freighter with one escorting destroyer; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German Luftwaffe VIII. Fliegerkorps was relieved of all its combat duties. Instead, its aircraft stationed across Rostov Oblast, Russia were ordered to focus on flying supplies into Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British 2nd Parachute Battalion reached high ground at Prise de L'Eau in Tunisia one day after having been dropped into the country. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Ships of Allied convoy QP-15 began to arrive at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Nov 1942
USS Alabama underway in Chesapeake Bay, United States, 30 Nov 1942

30 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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