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Diary December 24, 1942

Panzer IV G waiting on a road for the advancing Russians
Panzer IV G waiting on a road for the advancing Russians during Hoth’s retreat from the river Myshkova to Kotelnikovo.
WW2 War Diary for Thursday, December 24, 1942:

Eastern Front

Stalingrad: Russians throw back Hoth’s Stalingrad relief force from river Myshkova to river Aksay (December 24) and Kotelnikovo (December 29).


French Northwest Africa: Admiral Darlan assassinated by French fanatic in Algiers. French authorities apprehend the assassin and execute him (December 26).
Tunisia: Brigade of Guards capture ‘Longstop Hill’ (Djebel Ahmera) near Medjez; severe German counter-attacks force them to withdraw, December 27.

Air War

Pacific: Hawaii-based B-24 Liberator bombers of 7th AF start big fires on Wake Island.

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