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29 Dec 1941
  • The German Navy decided to send battleship Tirpitz to Norway on 10 Jan 1942 to tie down Allied naval resources in the North Atlantic. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Arizona was placed in ordinary status as she was inoperable. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • 40 land-based bombers of the Japanese Navy 5th Air Group attacked Corregidor in the Philippine Islands for the first time. On Luzon island, Japanese Lingayen Force captured Cabanatuan, but American and Filipino forces held on to Tarlac to the west. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • Japanese bombers struck Rangoon, Burma, destroying the railway station and dock facilities. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • British troops, Indian troops, and civilians from Kuching, British Borneo arrived at Singkawang II airfield in Dutch Borneo. The British and Indian troops were incorporated under Dutch command to bolster the airfield's defenses, while the civilians were sent further south to Pontianak to await further evacuation. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • In North Africa, No. 112 Squadron RAF received its first Kittyhawk fighters. ww2dbase [CPC]
Caroline Islands China
  • Japanese and Chinese troops clashed in northern Hunan Province, China. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • USS Astoria arrived at Pearl Harbor, US Territory of Hawaii. ww2dbase [Main Article | Facility | CPC]
Marshall Islands Russia
  • While offloading troops at Sevastopol, Russia, Soviet cruiser Molotov was damaged in the stern by German artillery. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
  • The Soviet 44th Army landed 23,000 men and a battalion of tanks at Feodosiya to reinforce Sevastopol, Russia at 0350 hours. In response, General Hans von Sponeck ordered the German 46th Infantry Division to fall back, losing much heavy equipment in the process and against Adolf Hitler's "no retreat" order. ww2dbase [Main Article | TH]
  • Allied convoy QP-4 departed Arkhangelsk, Russia. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
Taiwan Turkmenia
  • An ANT-6 aircraft operated by the airliner Aeroflot crashed in the Amu Darya River near Chardzhou Airport (now Türkmenabat Airport) in Türkmenabat, Turkmenia. 7 were killed, 29 survived. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]
United States
  • USS Pennsylvania arrived at San Francisco, California, United States for repairs. ww2dbase [Main Article | CPC]

29 Dec 1941 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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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939