4 Dec 1942
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese destroyer in the Pacific Ocean, hitting her with 1 of 6 torpedoes fired and claimed a sinking. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US 2nd Marine Raider Battalion's "Carlson's Patrol" came to a conclusion at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • US President Franklin D. Roosevelt closed down the Works Progress Administration, because of the high levels of wartime employment in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Nine Blenheim bombers attacking Tunisian airfields were jumped by 50 German Bf.109 fighters. All nine were destroyed, the last to fall being flown by the leader, Wing Commander Hugh Malcolm, aged 25, who was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [AC]
Hawaii
  • USS Haddock arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii, ending her second war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Italy
  • B-24 bombers of US 12th Air Force bombed Naples, Italy; they were the first American aircraft to operate against Italy. The Church of Santa Chiara was damaged in the attack, damaging much of the interior decorations put in between 1742 and 1762. ww2dbase [Main Article | Event | TH, CPC]
Poland
  • In Warsaw, Poland, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz set up the Zegota anti-German resistance organization. ww2dbase [CPC]
Tunisia
  • British 2nd Parachute Battalion linked up with US troops near Medjez-el-Bab in northern Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 4 Dec 1942
USS New Mexico underway, 4 Dec 1942San Francisco at Pearl Harbor, 4 Dec 1942

4 Dec 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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