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Diary December 11, 1941

Hitler declares war on USA
Hitler declares war on USA in the German Reichstag.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, December 11, 1941:

Politics

GERMANY AND ITALY DECLARE WAR ON USA. USA declares war on Germany and Italy.

Sea War

Pacific – Defence of Wake Island: small garrison of US Marines, with coastal battery and 12 fighters, repulses Japanese invasion force, sinking destroyer and damaging cruiser. Japanese bombers and carrier planes make repeated raids and second invasion attempt (December 23-24) finally crushes all resistance. US Pacific Fleet races towards Wake but is too late to intervene.

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