12 December 1942

December 1942

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Eastern Front

Germans begin attack to relieve Stalingrad.

War in the Air

Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 25: 78 aircraft dispatched to attack marshelling yards at Rouen-Sotteville and 12 to attack the airfield at Abbeville/ Drucat. Only 17 aircraft attack Lille, two aircraft are lost.

North Africa

German attack towards Mejez el Bab fails

Occupied Europe

Royal Marine Commandos attach limpet mines to blockade runners at Bordeaux (the Cockleshell Heroes)


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 12 December 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_12_12.html

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