23 November 1942
The two pincers of the Soviet counterattack at Stalingrad meet, cutting off 20 German and two Romanian divisions.
War in the Air
Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 23: 58 aircraft dispatched to attack U-boat base at St. Naizaire. 36 attack the target and 4 aircraft are lost.
Death of Lieutenant General Tomitaro Horii, commander of the Japanese Eighteenth Army on New Guinea. He is replaced by Lieutenant General Hatazo Adachi, who remains in command until the end of the war.
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