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29 Dec 1942
  • Onami was commissioned into service. ww2dbase [Onami | CPC]
  • USS Bailey departed Dutch Harbor, Alaska. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • USS S-35 arrived at Dutch Harbor, US Territory of Alaska, ending her fifth war patrol. ww2dbase [S-35 | Unalaska | CPC]
Atlantic Ocean
  • Comandante Cappellini sighted an aircraft in the Atlantic Ocean at 2000 hours; she submerged to avoid detection. ww2dbase [Comandante Cappellini | CPC]
Australian Papua Pacific Ocean
  • USS Grayback was attacked by a Japanese submarine in the Pacific Ocean; all torpedoes missed. ww2dbase [Grayback | CPC]
  • In the afternoon, prisoners Otto Küsel, Jan Baras, Mieczyslaw Januszewski, and Dr. Boleslaw Kuczbara escaped from Auschwitz Concentration Camp. Otto Küsel, a German Jew with horse cart driving responsibilities, loaded up four cabinets for transport with the other three hidden inside, reaching an open field in the production area without being checked by SS guards due to the appearance of his usual duty. Mieczyslaw Januszewski came out, wearing a SS uniform and wielding a rifle, and sat next to Küsel. They left the camp after Januszewski produced a false SS identification. They made contact shortly after with the resistance group Polish Home Army. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Auschwitz Concentration Camp | Oswiecim | CPC]
  • Raizo Tanaka was transferred to Singapore to recuperate from combat wounds suffered on 12 Dec 1942. ww2dbase [Raizo Tanaka | Singapore | CPC]

29 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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