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5 Dec 1942
  • Renshaw was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Renshaw | CPC]
  • HMS Canna was destroyed by a fire at Lagos, Nigeria, British West Africa. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Executive Order No. 9-27 was issued in the United States, placing all services under the provisions of the Selective Service Act. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • Captain Mitsuharu Ueda was named the commanding officer of Tenryu. ww2dbase [Tenryu | CPC]
Caroline Islands
  • Destroyer Yukikaze departed Truk, Caroline Islands to escort carrier Hiyo to Japan. ww2dbase [Yukikaze | Truk | CPC]
Germany Poland Russia
  • Despite heavy fog, 17 He 111 and about 50 Ju 52/3m aircraft were able to fly 150 tons of supplies into Stalingrad, Russia. ww2dbase [Battle of Stalingrad | Stalingrad | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 5 Dec 1942
African-American US WAAC cooks prepared dinner for the first time in new kitchen at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, United States, 5 Dec 1942Sgt. Hiram Prouty of US 175th Infantry Regiment dressed as Santa Claus during the Christmas season, arriving on a M3 medium tank, Perham Down, England, United Kingdom, 5 Dec 1942After exiting drydock, USS Nevada laid at anchor for one day in Sinclair Inlet off Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, Washington, United States, 5 Dec 1942.

5 Dec 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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