4 Dec 1942
  • US 2nd Marine Raider Battalion's "Carlson's Patrol" came to a conclusion at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | 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 [Franklin Roosevelt | 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]
  • USS Flying Fish attacked a Japanese destroyer in the Pacific Ocean, hitting her with 1 of 6 torpedoes fired and claimed a sinking. ww2dbase [Flying Fish | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas and convoy arrived at NoumĂ©a, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Leonardo da Vinci sighted a large aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean at 0823 hours and submerged. At 0823 hours, she sighted another aircraft and submerged. At 1058 hours, she spotted yet another, and once again submerged. ww2dbase [Leonardo da Vinci | CPC]
Australian New Guinea British Western Pacific Territories
  • Yugure, Naganami, and Makinami arrived at Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Yugure | Shortland Islands | CPC]
Hawaii Italy Poland
  • In Warsaw, Poland, Zofia Kossak-Szczucka and Wanda Krahelska-Filipowicz set up the Zegota anti-German resistance organization. ww2dbase [Warsaw | CPC]
Tunisia 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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