Diary December 16, 1942

Retreating Italians in snow storm
Retreating Italians in snow storm after the launching of Operation Saturn.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, December 16, 1942:

Eastern Front

Operation Saturn: Russians smash Italian 8th Army along river Don, northwest of Stalingrad (December 16-18).


New Guinea: Australian infantry and tanks land in Oro Bay, near Buna.

Air War

Britain: Hit-and-run raiders (2 lost) attack 20 towns and villages in South Britain, under cover of low cloud; 2 aircraft machine-gun a train (7 killed).

Home Fronts

USA: ‘Whipple’s Comet’ discovered by Dr Whipple of Havard University Observatory (visible to the naked eye from Great Britain in January 1943).

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