75 Years Ago—Dec. 7, 1942: US forces on Guadalcanal shell Japanese positions to mark Pearl Harbor anniversary.
German U-boat U-515 sinks British troopship Ceramic off the Azores; 654 killed, including nurses and 12 children.
Submarine USS Bowfin is launched at Portsmouth Navy Yard, Maine, nicknamed the “Pearl Harbor Avenger,” now a museum ship at Pearl Harbor. (See pictures from my tour of the USS Bowfin).