10 Dec 1942
  • Yekaterina Budanova shot down two Bf 110 fighters. ww2dbase [Yekaterina Budanova | CPC]
  • No. 1 Demolition Squadron, PPA (Popski's Private Army), commanded by Major Vladimir Peniakoff, became operational as a British Special Forces unit, formed specifically to raid Axis fuel supply lines in North Africa. ww2dbase [AC]
  • The repair work on light cruiser Voroshilov, damaged by mines on 29 Nov 1942, began. ww2dbase [Voroshilov | CPC]
  • S-36 received a message noting that her base, the Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippine Islands, had been attacked. ww2dbase [S-36 | CPC]
  • USS Nicholas departed Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands bound for Nouméa, New Caledonia. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
  • Ambra launched three manned torpedoes and ten frogmen against Algiers, French Algeria in Operation NA 1, sinking one cargo ship and damaging two other cargo ships; all Italian torpedo crew members and frogmen were captured at the end of the operation. ww2dbase [Ambra | Algiers | CPC]
  • Submarine USS Growler arrived at Brisbane, Australia at the completion of her third war patrol. During this patrol, Growler operated off the east coast of New Ireland, Bismarck Islands in the lanes between Truk and Rabaul but sank no shipping. ww2dbase [Growler | Brisbane, Queensland | DS]
British Western Pacific Territories India
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a Hurricane fighter over Chittagong, India (now Bangladesh), his fifth victory. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Chittagong | CPC]
  • The Italian Air Force established the Air Force Assault Engineer Battalion within 1st Air Force Assault Regiment. ww2dbase [CPC]
Japan New Caledonia New Hebrides Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo attacked a Japanese convoy consisted of one tanker and two freighters with one escorting destroyer in the Pacific Ocean, sinking freighter Kamoi Maru with 3 of 4 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
  • Three transports arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp. The first was from the Netherlands with 927 Jews; 39 men and 3 women were registered, and 885 were gassed. The second was from Berlin, Germany with 1,060 Jews; 137 men and 25 women were registered, and 898 were gassed. The third was from Malkinia, Poland with about 2,500 Jews; 524 were registered and about 1,976 were gassed. ww2dbase [Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Oswiecim | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 10 Dec 1942
Russian civilians on a street in Leningrad, Russia, 10 Dec 1942; note damaged building in backgroundRussian farmers symbolically handing over KV-1S tanks built with their donations to Soviet tankers, Moscow, Russia, 10 Dec 1942Soviet naval infantrymen manning a machine gun position at the edge of the Gulf of Finland near Leningrad, Russia, 10 Dec 1942

10 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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