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To: r9etb; PzLdr; dfwgator; Paisan; From many - one.; rockinqsranch; 2banana; henkster; meandog; ...
CougarGA7’s 1942 Year in Review post is now linked at the index by author on Homer’s profile. Use that link to quickly find any post from 1942.

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 Day’s Communiques on Fighting in Various Zones – 9-11

5 posted on 01/02/2013 5:18:28 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

http://www.onwar.com/chrono/1943/jan1943/f02jan43.htm

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.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 5:21:03 AM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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