Merry Christmas, everybody.
Assassin is Seized 2
War News Summarized 2
Axis Hit in Tunisia (Middleton) 3
Russians in Alagir (Parker) 4
Allies Overrun Buna Defenses; Sink Destroyer and Transport (Durdin) 5
Stars of Christmas Cheer Yanks in Arctic and Jungle 6
Pope Assails Peril of Godless State 7
The Pacific Campaign-IV (Baldwin) 8
The Texts of the Days Communiques on the War 9-11
Eisenhower Gives Greetings to Army 11
US aircraft raid Japanese base
Friday, December 25, 1942 www.onwar.com
US B-17 bombers now operated from Guadalcanal [photo at link]
In New Britain... The Japanese base at Rabaul is attacked by bombers from Guadalcanal.
In North Africa... Libya, The Axis garrison of Sirte withdraws.
In Tunisia... German forces retake Longstop Hill.
In Burma...Patrols from the 123rd Brigade reach Rathedaung and report that the Japanese have evacuated. This is not the case and actually Japanese reinforcements are on the way.