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27 Nov 1942
  • Axis forces stiffened resistance on the approaches to Tunis, Tunisia. ww2dbase [Second Battle of El Alamein | AC]
  • German forces in Tunisia counterattacked, capturing 286 men from the British 11th Brigade. ww2dbase [Advance into Tunisia | CPC]
  • Arthur Coningham was made Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath. ww2dbase [Arthur Coningham | CPC]
France New Hebrides Russia
  • Commanded by General Erich von Manstein, the German Armeegruppe Don was formed in southern Russia in order to relieve the trapped German 6th Army at Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | TH]
United States
  • USS S-31 arrived at San Diego, California, United States to provide submarine training services at the West Coast Sound School. ww2dbase [S-31 | San Diego, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 27 Nov 1942
US Navy Admiral William Halsey being sworn in as Commander, South Pacific Force, by his Chief of Staff Captain Miles Browning, 27 Nov 1942Cruiser Dupleix aflame at Toulon, France, circa 27 Nov 1942French cruiser Colbert scuttled at Toulon, France, circa 27 Nov 1942French destroyer Mameluk scuttled at Toulon, France, circa 27 Nov 1942
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27 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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