29 Dec 1942
  • Onami was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • After dark, Japanese submarines delivered 20 tons of supplies to Buna, Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback was attacked by a Japanese submarine in the Pacific Ocean; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In the afternoon, prisoners Otto Küsel, Jan Baras, Mieczyslaw Januszewski, and Dr. Boleslaw Kuczbara escaped from Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Otto Küsel, a German Jew with horse cart driving responsibilities, loaded up four cabinets for transport with the other three hidden inside, reaching an open field in the production area without being checked by SS guards due to the appearance of his usual duty. Mieczyslaw Januszewski came out, wearing a SS uniform and wielding a rifle, and sat next to Küsel. They left the camp after Januszewski produced a false SS identification. They made contact shortly after with the resistance group Polish Home Army. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka was transferred to Singapore to recuperate from combat wounds suffered on 12 Dec 1942. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

29 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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