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3 Nov 1942
  • British Ventura aircraft flew their first combat mission against a factory in Hengelo in the Netherlands. ww2dbase [Ventura | CPC]
  • US government demanded Finland to cease hostilities against the Soviet Union. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • After sun down, Allies launched renewed attacks at the weakened Axis defensive positions near El Alamein, Egypt. ww2dbase [Second Battle of El Alamein | CPC]
  • Three US Marine battalions attacked Japanese positions west of Point Cruz on Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Guadalcanal Campaign | CPC]
  • Chiang Kaishek met with Joseph Stilwell regarding the planned offensive into Burma, pledging 15 divisions by 15 Feb 1943. ww2dbase [Chiang Kaishek | CPC]
  • USS Finback sank a small vessel east of Taiwan with gunfire. ww2dbase [Finback | CPC]
  • USS Plunger attacked Tenryu off Santa Isabel Island, Solomon Islands; both torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Plunger | CPC]
British Western Pacific Territories
  • Tenryu arrived at Shortland Island, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
Iceland
  • British freighter Daldorch departed Iceland in Operation FB. ww2dbase [Arctic Convoys | CPC]
Japan
  • Irako sailed south from Fukajima, Japan with minelayer Nasami in escort. ww2dbase [Irako | CPC]
Pacific Ocean
  • USS Haddock fired 3 torpedoes at oiler Tekkai Maru, sinking her with 1 hit in the East China Sea. ww2dbase [Haddock | CPC]
Poland United Kingdom
  • Merchant seaman Duncan Scott-Ford was hanged at Wandsworth prison in London, England, United Kingdom following his conviction for selling information to the enemy. ww2dbase [AC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Nov 1942
USS Tunny off Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, 3 Nov 1942

3 Nov 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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