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15 Dec 1942
  • US submarine USS Seadragon discovered Japanese hospital ship Hikawa Maru, with an escorting destroyer, zigzagging in the St. George's Channel off New Britain. Although Hikawa Maru was in violation of international law (by zigzagging and by being accompanied by a warship), USS Seadragon did not attack. Hikawa Maru arrived at Rabaul later that day. ww2dbase [Main Article | Tabular Record of Movement | CPC]
  • Francis Tuber was mentioned in dispatches. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Alaska
  • USS S-35 reached the waters near Attu and Kiska in the Aleutian Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Caroline Islands India
  • Satoru Anabuki, flying Ki-43 fighter "Fubuki", claimed the downing of a Hurricane fighter over Chittagong, India (now Bangladesh), but he did not receive a victory. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Japan Pacific Ocean
  • USS Wahoo departed waters off Buka, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • Allied convoy JW-51A departed Liverpool, England, United Kingdom; it was consisted of 16 freighters and was escorted by seven destroyers and four smaller warships. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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