16 Dec 1942
  • Tenryu departed with supplies and troops onboard for Madang, Australian New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Hoe was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Soviet troops launched an offensive towards Rostov-on-Don, Russia hoping to cut off German troops in the Caucasus, defeating Italian units on the Don River. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Overnight and into the next morning, men of US 1st Infantry Division raided Maknassy, Tunisia, taking 21 German prisoners. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Flying Fish arrived at Brisbane, Australia, ending her third war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Finback departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her third war patrol. The first phase of this war patrol would be to escort a carrier force rather than to hunt for enemy shipping. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • After dark, USS Sunfish laid mines at the entrance of Iseno Imi off Japan. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

16 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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