30 Dec 1942
  • Jules Bastin was named the commanding officer of Belgian Legion. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 6 Japanese fighters intercepted an air convoy from China to Lashio, Burma; one Japanese fighter was shot down by the escorting P-40 fighters. ww2dbase [CPC]
Australian New Guinea
  • 7 B-17 bombers of US 43rd Bomb Group attacked Rabaul, New Britain at 0530 hours, sinking small cargo ship Tomiura Maru. The pilots reported 21 warships gathering in Simpson Harbor. ww2dbase [CPC]
Burma
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", shot down a Blenheim aircraft over Meiktila, Burma, his 13th victory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Russia
  • Allied convoy RA-51 departed Kola Inlet near Murmansk, Russia. To the west, German submarine U-354 detected Allied convoy JW-51B; Admiral Erich Raeder ordered Lützow, Admiral Hipper, and six destroyers to sortie from Altafjord, Norway to intercept. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 30 Dec 1942
Wreckage of Italian hangars and aircraft, Castel Benito airfield outside Tripoli, Libya, late 1942

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




Did you enjoy this article? Please consider supporting us on Patreon. Even $1 per month will go a long way! Thank you.

Share this article with your friends:

 Facebook
 Reddit
 Twitter

Stay updated with WW2DB:

 RSS Feeds

Search WW2DB & Partner Sites


Famous WW2 Quote
"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. You win the war by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country!"

George Patton, 31 May 1944