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3 Dec 1942
  • Adolf Hitler approved the plan to convert the captured and incomplete French cruiser De Grasse into a light aircraft carrier. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Poland
  • Approximately 300 Jewish prisoners from the Sonderkommando who dug up and burned the 107,000 bodies buried in mass graves were taken from Auschwitz II-Birkenau to the main camp by SS guards. They were led to the gas chamber in Crematorium I and killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Russia
  • In southern Russia, German Armeegruppe Don received several divisions from Western Europe in preparation for the relief operation against Stalingrad, Russia, Operation Winter Tempest. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
Tunisia
  • British 2nd Parachute Battalion reached Ksar Tyr, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • All remaining ships of Allied convoy QP-15 arrived at Loch Ewe, Scotland, United Kingdom. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

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

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