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SERIES OF NAVAL BATTLES RAGES IN SOLOMONS; TUNIS FIGHTING INTENSE AS ALLIES APPROACH (11/15/42)
Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 11/15/42 | Charles Hurd, F. Tillman Durdin, P.J. Philip, David Anderson, Hanson W. Baldwin, Raymond Daniell

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:59:27 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson

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THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW

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THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: milhist; realtime; worldwarii
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1 posted on 11/15/2012 4:59:31 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Papua, New Guinea, 1942
Allied Advance Across Owen Stanley Mountains, 26 Sept.-15 Nov. 1942
Allied Reinforcement by Air and Advance to Buna, 14 Oct.-15 Nov. 1942
The Solomons: Guadalcanal and Florida, 1942
Southwest Russia, 1942: German Advance to Stalingrad, Operations, 24 July-18 November 1942
North Africa, 1941: Pursuit to Tunisia, November 1942-February 1943
Algeria-Tunisia, 1942: Race for Tunis, 11-17 November 1942
Special Guest Map-November Race for Tunis (from Ike: An American Hero, by Michael Korda)
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Status of Forces and Allied Theater Boundaries, 2 July 1942
India-Burma, 1942: Allied Lines of Communication, 1942-1943
2 posted on 11/15/2012 5:00:15 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
The index by author on Homer’s profile is now updated through December 15, 1942.

Our Navy in Action (Hurd) – 2
Marine Flier Rams Guadalcanal Foe (Durdin) – 2-3
Americans Close In on Enemy at Buna – 3
French Get Our Aid – 4-5
Major Sports Results – 5
U.S. Tank ‘Lost’ at Oran Destroys 3 Guns, 50 Cars – 6
War News Summarized – 6
Second Front: U.S. Landing Supplies in Africa (photo) – 7
The First Pictures Showing the Allied Nations’ Invasion of North Africa (photos) – 8-10
As the United Nations Opened a Second Front in the Mediterranean (photos) – 11-12
Roosevelt Thanks Go to Eisenhower – 13
Rommel’s Forces Continue Flight – 13
Stalingrad Lines Crush Nazi Drives – 13-14
Debt Trend to U.S. Feared in Canada - 14
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 15-16

The News of the Week in Review
The Pattern of War in Europe and Africa (map) – 17
Twenty News Questions – 18
Rout of Rommel is Laid to Timing (Anderson) – 19
The Battleground of the Western Mediterranean (map) – 20
The Mediterranean’s Shores Become a Focus of War (map) – 21
Allies Prepare the Base for Mediterranean Drive (Baldwin) – 22-23
The Battle Theatre of the Southwest Pacific (map) – 24
Japanese May Try Soon for Decision in Pacific (Hurd) – 25
Answers to Twenty News Questions – 26

The New York Times Magazine
‘Hell, I Can’t – I’ve Got a Date in Berlin’ (Daniell) – 28-32

3 posted on 11/15/2012 5:05:11 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
The index by author on Homer’s profile is now updated through December 15, 1942.

Our Navy in Action (Hurd) – 2
Marine Flier Rams Guadalcanal Foe (Durdin) – 2-3
Americans Close In on Enemy at Buna – 3
French Get Our Aid – 4-5
Major Sports Results – 5
U.S. Tank ‘Lost’ at Oran Destroys 3 Guns, 50 Cars – 6
War News Summarized – 6
Second Front: U.S. Landing Supplies in Africa (photo) – 7
The First Pictures Showing the Allied Nations’ Invasion of North Africa (photos) – 8-10
As the United Nations Opened a Second Front in the Mediterranean (photos) – 11-12
Roosevelt Thanks Go to Eisenhower – 13
Rommel’s Forces Continue Flight – 13
Stalingrad Lines Crush Nazi Drives – 13-14
Debt Trend to U.S. Feared in Canada - 14
The Texts of the Day’s Communiques on the Fighting in Various War Zones – 15-16

The News of the Week in Review
The Pattern of War in Europe and Africa (map) – 17
Twenty News Questions – 18
Rout of Rommel is Laid to Timing (Anderson) – 19
The Battleground of the Western Mediterranean (map) – 20
The Mediterranean’s Shores Become a Focus of War (map) – 21
Allies Prepare the Base for Mediterranean Drive (Baldwin) – 22-23
The Battle Theatre of the Southwest Pacific (map) – 24
Japanese May Try Soon for Decision in Pacific (Hurd) – 25
Answers to Twenty News Questions – 26

The New York Times Magazine
‘Hell, I Can’t – I’ve Got a Date in Berlin’ (Daniell) – 28-32

4 posted on 11/15/2012 5:06:09 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1942/nov42/f15nov42.htm

10,000 German troops in Tunisia
Sunday, November 15, 1942 www.onwar.com

In Tunisia... German build up continues to mount and there are now 10,000 troops taking up positions. They have over 100 combat planes and a advantage in the airstrips. They were French regular bases and have all weather runways.

In Algeria... The British 36th Brigade captures Tabarka on the coast road to Bizerta. US Paratroops take the airfield at Youks les Bains near Tebessa.

In New Guinea... The construction of rudimentary bridges on the Kumsumi River allows an Australian advance to take Wairopi and Ilimow.


5 posted on 11/15/2012 5:10:03 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.etherington/frame.htm

November 15th, 1942

UNITED KINGDOM: Church bells across Britain, silent since June 1940, pealed out this Sunday morning to celebrate victory at El Alamein. The bells of Westminster Abbey were broadcast by the BBC to occupied Europe and Germany. The bells of Coventry Cathedral’s only surviving bell-tower were heard with the 9am news on the second anniversary of the city’s great Luftwaffe raid. Many bellringers had to be “lent” from the services.

MEDITERRANEAN SEA: U-259 sunk in the Mediterranean north of Algiers, in position 37.20N, 03.05E, by depth charges from British Hudson aircraft (Sqn 500/S). 48 dead (all hands lost). The aircraft’s depth charges exploded on contact crippling the aircraft forcing the crew to bail out.

Minesweeper HMS Algerine torpedoed and sunk off Bougie, Algeria by the Italian submarine Ascianghi. (Dave Shirlaw)
NORTH AFRICA: Tabarka, on the coast road to Bizerta, Tunisia falls to the British 36th Brigade, as they cross the Tunisian border. US paratroops of the 509th PIB take the airfield at Youks les Bains near Tebessa. (Mike Yared)

The Germans have rapidly built up their forces in Tunisia and now count over 10000 troops and over 100 combat aircraft based on French fields.

The Allied aircraft are flying from temporary fields which are not as close to the front.

Admiral Darlan proclaimed protectorate over all French North Africa, and named General Giraud as commander in chief of the armed forces. Admiral Darlan assumed position of protector of French interests in North Africa, appointing General Giraud as commander in chief of French armed forces in North Africa. (Dave Shirlaw)

NEW GUINEA: The Australians complete bridges of the Kumusi River in New Guinea. They continue their advance to Wairopi and Ilimow.

SOLOMON ISLANDS: Admiral Tanaka heads his destroyers north from Guadalcanal, at 0430 after beaching the four remaining transports from his convoy. Between 0600 and 0845 the Cactus AF and aircraft from Enterprise attack these ships and the supplies unloaded on shore. They are joined by 155mm Arty from the 244th Coast Artillery and 2 of the 5” coast defence cannon of the Marines.

Destroyer USS Meade, which escorted the cargo ship Okpara to Guadalcanal, joins in. She ignites blazes on the 3 transports not already on fire from the aircraft strikes. Later in the day the Cactus AF strikes at some of the transports abandoned previously in the slot.

The air and sea battle which has raged around Guadalcanal has been fought to enable each side to resupply their forces on the island. The Japanese have landed 2000 troops with few supplies and losing all transports committed. The US lands 5500+ men (2 Btns of the 182nd Infantry) and full supplies, losing no transports.

Destroyer USS Benham is sunk by Japanese warships off Guadalcanal. (Dave Shirlaw)

NEW BRITAIN: General Hitoshi Imamura sets up his HQ at Rabaul.

CANADA: Minesweeper HMCS Kentville arrived Halifax from builder Port Arthur, Ontario. (Dave Shirlaw)

U.S.A.: The 100th Infantry Division is activated at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, under the command of Major General Withers A. Burress (VMI, Class of 1914). (William L. Howard)
Destroyer USS John D Henley launched.

Destroyers USS Thorn, Turner and Van Valkenburgh laid down. (Dave Shirlaw)

ATLANTIC OCEAN:
HMCS Saguenay, a River-class destroyer, was damaged when she was rammed by the Panamanian freighter SS AZRA, south of Cape Race Newfoundland. She was damaged further when her own depth charges exploded and destroyed her stern. Saguenay was declared a constructive total loss and was assigned to harbour training duties for the remainder of the war at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia. She was paid off on 30 Jul 45 and broken up for scrap in 1946 at Hamilton, Ontario.

U-98 sunk in North Atlantic west of Gibraltar in position 36.09N, 07.42W, by depth charges from the British destroyer HMS Wrestler. 46 dead (all hands lost).

The commander of U-603 fell ill, forcing the boat to return to base.

At 0305, British Long Island-class escort carrier HMS Avenger was torpedoed by U-155 (KptLt Adolf Piening, Knight’s Cross, CO). Avenger was hit on the port side amidships, which in turn ignited her bomb room, blowing out the centre section of the ship. Her bow and stern sections rose in the air and sunk within 2 minutes, leaving only 12 survivors.
U-155 sank SS Ettrick and damaged USS Almaack and Electra in Convoy MKF-1Y.

U-178 damaged SS Adviser.

U-67 sank SS King Arthur.

(Dave Shirlaw)


6 posted on 11/15/2012 5:11:29 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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These are great. I wish the media today would report like they did then. Thanks for doing these


7 posted on 11/15/2012 5:12:03 AM PST by vet7279
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November 15, 1942:


"With the onset of World War II, the Nazi regime unleashed a barrage of propaganda that blamed the Jews for inciting world opinion against Germany.
Traditional anti-Jewish stereotypes claiming that Jews controlled the media were exploited by the Nazis to demonstrate that the war was a product of international Jewry.
Top-secret Gestapo reports suggest, however, that many Germans recognized the biases portrayed in governmental propaganda."


"The German government developed extensive plans for the 'Aryan' resettlement of Eastern Europe.
On November 12, 1942, the Generalgouvernement proclaimed the Zamosc region the 'First Resettlement Area' in Poland.
As a result, about 110,000 Poles were forcibly removed from approximately 300 villages in the area.
In the process, more than 30,000 Polish children, among them the one pictured here, were taken from their parents.
While some of these children died in concentration camps, those deemed to have 'Aryan' characteristics were given to German families to raise."


"First as president theVolksgerichtshof (People's Court) and later as minister of justice, Otto Thierack used the law to subvert justice.

"Thierack joined the Nazi Party in 1932 and became president of the People's Court of Berlin in 1936.
As the nation's most feared judge, he handed down sentences with no appeal to those the Nazis declared enemies of the state.
His slavish service to Nazi ideology earned him the post of minister of justice in 1942.
That year, Thierack enacted Joseph Goebbels's proposal that various foreigners, especially Russians and Ukrainians, along with Jews and Gypsies, should be transferred to concentration camps and 'exterminated through labor.'

"A Brigadeführer in the SS, Thierack permitted Heinrich Himmler to remove Jews and other 'asocials' from the jurisdiction of the courts and turn them over to the SS. Captured in 1945, Thierack hanged himself before his trial."



8 posted on 11/15/2012 5:44:50 AM PST by BroJoeK (a little historical perspective....)
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Rear Adms Callaghan & Scott, both killed in the epic Friday the 13th surface action in Ironbottom Sound where they turned back a Japanese bombardment force under Vice Adm Hiroaki Abe.

9 posted on 11/15/2012 6:32:21 AM PST by skeeter
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Rear Adms Callaghan & Scott, both killed in the epic Friday the 13th surface action in Ironbottom Sound where they turned back a Japanese bombardment force under Vice Adm Hiroaki Abe.


Two of many heroes that died that night. The five Sullivan brothers also died when the Juneau sank..five brothers. I wonder what they would think if they could see what their country has become..


10 posted on 11/15/2012 6:42:51 AM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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What would "Uncle Dan" Callaghan think of his hometown San Francisco?

Theres a section of the battle damaged windscreen from his heavy cruiser's bridge at Lands End in SF overlooking the Pacific.

Its a poignant reminder to the dwindling number who still remember their sacrifice.

11 posted on 11/15/2012 6:48:43 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Homer_J_Simpson; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
Thanks for the ping Homer.

Canada Ping!


12 posted on 11/15/2012 9:26:19 AM PST by Squawk 8888 (True North- Strong Leader, Strong Dollar, Strong and Free!)
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I didn’t realize Capt Rickenbacker was lost and then found on the survival vehicle. Makes one think, “What if?”


13 posted on 11/15/2012 10:51:05 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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The manoeuvre finished the Japanese [plane] but caused Lt Conger's plane to stall and spin. He tried to right his craft, but was forced to jump at about 300 feet. He found himself swimming near another Japanese shot down by another marine pilot.

A launch was rushed out from shore to pick up Lt Conger. He crawled in, and the launch then went to pick up the Japanese. The latter, however, did not want to be saved. Still in the water, he pulled his pistol, pointed it at Lt Conger and pulled the trigger. The pistol did not fire. The Japanese then pointed the gun at his own head and pulled the trigger but again the gun missed fire.

Before the Japanese could do anything more, the coxswain of the boat hit him over the head with the boathook and hauled him in. He is now a prisoner.

14 posted on 11/15/2012 11:00:20 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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Just another day at the office for Lt. Conger. (In case you don’t get the reference, ZE’s post above is excerpted from the page 2 story “Marine Flier Rams Guadalcanal Foe”)


15 posted on 11/15/2012 11:14:22 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
NBC - News of the World

BBC - Bells Ring Victory in Tobruk

CBS - World News Today

16 posted on 11/15/2012 11:22:38 AM PST by CougarGA7 ("War is an outcome based activity" - Dr. Robert Citino)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Rickenbacker had an interesting life; WW1 ace, President of Eastern Airlines, automobile racing pioneer, survivor of the ordeal at sea in today’s paper. Of course, the one thing most dear to me was as owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He closed it after Pearl Harbor, and when Tony Hulman bought it in 1946, it had fallen into considerable decay in just four years.

But, when I die and go to heaven, I expect heaven to be a warm, sunny beach. Across the road from the beach will be the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. You can’t miss it; it’s right between Wrigley Field and Assembly Hall.


17 posted on 11/15/2012 12:28:41 PM PST by henkster ("The people who count the votes decide everything." -Joseph Stalin)
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To: CougarGA7

One of the correspondents reporting on the NBC News report is Grant Parr in Cairo. I recently posted a couple of his NYT articles. They will become more frequent in December. I wonder which is his regular day job.


18 posted on 11/15/2012 1:38:08 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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I’m looking forward to the news from Stalingrad in the next couple of weeks.


19 posted on 11/15/2012 3:03:40 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

He is a staff NYT writer who has lived in Cairo since 1939. But from what I understand he is just now starting reports for NBC first with the British 8th Army and then on into Italy and southern Europe. So I guess the answer right now at least is both.


20 posted on 11/16/2012 2:29:55 AM PST by CougarGA7 ("War is an outcome based activity" - Dr. Robert Citino)
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21 posted on 11/16/2012 3:02:18 AM PST by CougarGA7 ("War is an outcome based activity" - Dr. Robert Citino)
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