6 Dec 1942
  • 47 British Ventura aircraft bombed Eindhoven, the Netherlands; 9 bombers were lost. ww2dbase [Ventura | CPC]
  • USS Hoe was commissioned into service with Lieutenant Commander B. C. Folger in command. ww2dbase [Hoe | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Kamoi departed Jaluit, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | CPC]
Poland Tunisia
  • 58th Fighter Squadron of USAAF 33rd Fighter Group, flying P-40 fighters, was ordered to go to Telepte, Tunisia. It would become the first US squadron in Tunisia in the war. ww2dbase [CPC]
Photo(s) dated 6 Dec 1942
Three US Navy K-class airships from Airship Patrol Squadron ZP-11 inside Hangar One at NAS South Weymouth, Massachusetts, United States, Dec 6, 1942.

6 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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