9 Dec 1942
  • American operations on Guadalcanal, previously conducted by the US Marines under Major General Alexander Vandegrift, were turned over to the US Army under Major General Alexander Patch. The 1st Marine Division began its withdraw to Australia. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • HMS Marigold (Lieutenant J. A. S. Halcrow) was sunk by an Italian torpedo off Algiers, Algeria. ww2dbase [AC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Amagiri and Yugure departed Shortland Islands, Solomon Islands at 1230 hours on a transport run to Guadalcanal. They arrived at Guadalcanal at 2011 hours, unloaded, and departed at 2315 hours. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | Amagiri | Yugure | Shortland Islands | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo departed Caroline Islands waters. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
Russia
  • Aleksandr Vasilevsky and Georgy Zhukov presented to Joseph Stalin a plan for a counteroffensive at Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Aleksandr Vasilevsky | CPC]
Tunisia
  • Germany agreed to cede to Italy the French warships captured at Bizerte, Tunisia in the previous month. They included sloop La Batailleuse, sloop Commandant Rivière, torpedo boat Bombarde, torpedo boat La Pomone, torpedo boat L'Iphigénie, submarine Phoque, submarine Saphir, submarine Requin, submarine Espadon, submarine Dauphin, submarine Turquoise, submarine Circé, submarine Calypso, and submarine Nautilus. ww2dbase [Bizerte | CPC]
United States
  • USS S-28 departed San Diego, California, United States. ww2dbase [S-28 | San Diego, California | CPC]
  • The Caucasian captain of Liberty ship David J. Brewer reluctantly agreed to allow African-American stevedores to load ordnance onto his ship at Port Chicago, California, United States. ww2dbase [Port Chicago, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 9 Dec 1942
TBF-1 Avenger landing on Auxiliary Carrier USS Card bounced over the arresting cables, crashed the barrier, and stopped in an anti-aircraft gun tub, 9 Dec 1942 off San Diego, California, United States. 1 of 2.TBF-1 Avenger landing on Auxiliary Carrier USS Card bounced over the arresting cables, crashed the barrier, and stopped in an anti-aircraft gun tub, 9 Dec 1942 off San Diego, California, United States. 2 of 2.Men entering the cooperative canteen at Granada Relocation Center for deported Japanese-Americans (Camp Amache) in Colorado, United States, 9 Dec 1942.

9 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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