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23 Nov 1942
  • Captain Charles Purcell Cecil was named the commanding officer of USS Helena, relieving Captain Gilbert Corwin Hoover. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Doris Miller of Pearl Harbor fame began a war bond tour in the United States. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The vital French West African port of Dakar came under Allied control when the Vichy governor changed sides. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Axis forces evacuated Agedabia, Libya. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • German submarine U-625 sank British freighter Goolistan at 0145 hours; shortly after, U-601 sank Russian merchant ship Kuznets Lesov; all 82 people aboard the two ships were killed. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australia
  • USS Grampus arrived at Australia, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Australian New Guinea Australian Papua
  • Major General Tomitaro Horii, his chief of staff, and another staff officer died when the canoe on which they traveled aboard capsized in the Kumusi River in Australian Papua. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
China
  • Six B-25 bombers of US 10th Air Force, escorted by 17 P-40 fighters, attacked Tianhe Airfield in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, claiming over 50 aircraft destroyed on the ground. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Hawaii
  • USS Sunfish departed Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii for her first war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Barbers Point Naval Air Station: First dental office. Equipment: one portable field outfit. ww2dbase [Main Article | DS]
India
  • The "Riverside" tent area was set up 5 miles west of Ramgarh Training Center in India to house the inflow of troops. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan United States
  • The 1219C2 fighting utility knife was adopted by the United States Marine Corps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • A delegation of landowners whose property were taken over by Site X of the Manhattan Project in Tennessee, United States issued a petition of protest to the Real Estate Branch of the Ohio River Division of the US Army Corps. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 23 Nov 1942
M3 medium tank number 309490 of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment, US 1st Division at Souk el Arba, Tunisia, 23 Nov 1942, photo 1 of 3M3 medium tank number 309490 of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment, US 1st Division at Souk el Arba, Tunisia, 23 Nov 1942, photo 2 of 3M3 medium tank number 309490 of D Company, 2nd Battalion, 13th Armored Regiment, US 1st Division at Souk el Arba, Tunisia, 23 Nov 1942, photo 3 of 3

23 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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