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18 Nov 1942
  • Men of the US Army and US Marine attacked Japanese positions near Kokumbona and the Poha River at Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Marshal Philippe Pétain signed a constitutional document permitting Prime Minister Pierre Laval to make laws and issue decrees on his own signature only. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
  • William Halsey was promoted to the rank of admiral. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian Papua
  • After an arduous march over rugged mountainous terrain, during which the Commanding Officer had suffered a heart attack, 2nd Battalion of US 126th Infantry Regiment reached Pongani, southeast of Buna, Australian Papua. Less than half the battalion were still fit for action. ww2dbase [Main Article | AC]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze arrived at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Repair ship Akashi began repairing destroyers Murasame, Amatsukaze, and Asagumo at Truk, Caroline Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Gabriel Auphan resigned from his position as the head of the French Navy. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Poland
  • About 1,000 Jews from ghettos of Grodno, Byelorussia arrived at Auschwitz Concentration Camp in Poland; 165 men and 65 women were registered, and about 770 were gassed. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 18 Nov 1942
Japanese-American children playing in Block 7 of Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942View of the office of Education Director J. A. Trice at Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942Workers at Office Service Section of Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942Mule wagon at Jerome War Relocation Center, Arkansas, United States, 18 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 6
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18 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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"With Germany arming at breakneck speed, England lost in a pacifist dream, France corrupt and torn by dissension, America remote and indifferent... do you not tremble for your children?"

Winston Churchill, 1935