18 Dec 1942
  • Axis and Allied forces engaged in brief but fierce combat at Nofilia, Libya. ww2dbase [Second Battle of El Alamein | CPC]
  • Galeazzo Ciano arrived at Adolf Hitler's Wolfschanze headquarters in East Prussia, Germany. ww2dbase [Galeazzo Ciano | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyer Nowaki at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Akashi | Truk | CPC]
Fiji
  • USS New Mexico arrived at Nandi, Fiji Islands after escorting a convoy from the west coast of the United States to the Fiji area. ww2dbase [New Mexico | Nandi | CPC]
Marshall Islands
  • Kamoi arrived at Taroa, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Taroa | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Albacore sank Tenryu between Madang, Australian New Guinea and Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Albacore | CPC]
  • USS Sunfish fired three torpedoes at Japanese transport Kyowa Maru off Japan in the Pacific Ocean, causing damage. ww2dbase [Sunfish (Gato-class) | CPC]
United States

18 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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