15 Dec 1942
  • US submarine USS Seadragon discovered Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru, with an escorting destroyer, zigzagging in the St. George's Channel off New Britain. Although Hikawa Maru was in violation of international law (by zigzagging and by being accompanied by a warship), USS Seadragon did not attack. Hikawa Maru arrived at Rabaul later that day. ww2dbase [Hikawa Maru | CPC]
  • Francis Tuker was mentioned in dispatches. ww2dbase [Francis Tuker | CPC]
Alaska
  • USS S-35 reached the waters near Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [S-35 | Kiska | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi completed the repair work for destroyer Amatsukaze at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
India
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", claimed the downing of a Hurricane fighter over Chittagong, India (now Bangladesh), but he did not receive a victory. ww2dbase [Satoru Anabuki | Chittagong | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo departed waters off Buka, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Wahoo | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-51A departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; it was consisted of 16 freighters and was escorted by seven destroyers and four smaller warships. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | Liverpool, England | CPC]
United States

15 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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