2 Key Towns Taken 2-3
U.S. Fliers Blast Tunisian Bases; 3 Axis Ships Sunk, Destroyer Hit (Kluckhohn) 3-4
Hitler Foresees Hardship, Victory 4
War News Summarized 4
Heaviest Air Blow in Pacific Hit Foe at Wake by Surprise (Trumbull) 5-6
Writer Describes Wake Raid Thrill (by Olen W. Clements, first-time contributor) 6
They Dropped Their Christmas Gift to Japanese on Wake Island (photo) 7
Rabaul Raid Sets Three Ships Afire 8
The Texts of the Days Communiques on Fighting in Various Zones 9-11
US 1st Corps Storms Buna
Saturday, January 2, 1943 www.onwar.com
Allied jungle landing strip in New Guinea [Photo at link]
In New Guinea... Japanese positions at Buna are stormed by troops from Eichelberger’s US 1st Corps. Fighting continues around Sanananda.
In the Solomon Islands... On Guadalcanal, Americans mount another attack on Japanese held Mount Austen. Some progress is made. The Gifu strongpoint remains controlled by the Japanese.