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14 Dec 1942
  • USS Grampus began her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • LST-1 was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • American submarine USS Wahoo detected hospital ship Hikawa Maru and allowed her to pass after seeing her red cross marking. Hikawa Maru arrived at Buin, Bougainville later that day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Australian troops captured Gona, New Guinea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • Pharmacist's Mate Harry Roby performed an emergency appendectomy on a sailor aboard USS Grayback while at sea. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Wahoo sighted a hospital ship sailing toward the Shortland Islands and took no action. Later on the same day, she sank Japanese submarine I-15, hitting her with 1 of 3 torpedoes. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 14 Dec 1942
British Martlet II (Wildcat) fighter at La Senia airbase, Oran, Algeria, 14 Dec 1942, photo 1 of 2British Martlet II (Wildcat) fighter at La Senia airbase, Oran, Algeria, 14 Dec 1942, photo 2 of 2San Francisco off Mare Island Navy Yard, 14 Dec 1942; circles marked damage of 1st Bat of GuadalcanalChicago at the Mare Island Navy Yard, California, 14 Dec 1942

14 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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