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A fighter ace who fought in WWII against Japan in the US volunteer group, the Flying Tigers, where he was a flight leader. Later he joined the US Marine Corps, where he was nicknamed “Pappy” on account of his age (he was 30). In two years Boyington downed 26 enemy planes, but was shot down in early 1944, and spent the rest of the war in captivity.
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The Bernhardt Line was the third defensive line the Wehrmacht built in Central Italy to defend from the advancing Allied forces. Unlike most other lines, it did not run across the entire Italy, but it included several strategic heights — so the battle for the Bernhardt Line that started on December 1st, 1943, lasted for a month and a half.
On December 5th, 1941 the Soviet Army under Moscow began its major counteroffensive that the Wehrmacht wasn’t prepared for. Rapid advance of the Red Army crushed the German forces and changed the course of the war. Blitzkrieg was over, and the German forces were pushed back over 100-200 km, having abandoned regional centers Kaluga and Tula.
In September of 1940 the Italian Army departed from Libya and took West Egypt, having pushed weak British forces from the region. But then the Italians stopped their advance, and yet haven’t mounted a good defense and haven’t established communication between their camps and posts. The Allies took advantage of that and in just four days, from December 9th to 12th, routed the Italian forces that were almost five times their numbers, and pushed them from Egypt.
An attempt by the Axis powers to free General Paulus’ army from encirclement under Stalingrad lasted from December 12th to 24th of 1942. The German forces managed to get close to the Soviet circle, but took very heavy losses in the process, and they couldn’t breach it by themselves, while Paulus had orders to hold the city, and not abandon it. Operation Winter Storm ended in failure.
On December 16th, 1944 a large-scale counteroffensive was launched by the German Army on the western front. Germany aimed to crush the Allied forces to bargain for a ceasefire on its terms, but it fell into a trap. The Allies foresaw the attack, purposefully weakened their defenses in Ardennes, and when the Germans advanced, encircled them. The fighting lasted for a month and a half and, even though Germany lost it, the Battle of the Bulge became the bloodiest battle in the entire American history.
Major Claire Lee Chennault was an advisor in the Chinese Army during the early years of WWII. It was on his initiative that a squadron of American volunteer pilots was formed in China. It was named Flying Tigers and fought for the first time on December 20th, 1941. The Tigers were very effective at fighting the Japanese forces, but were disbanded and replaced by regular US forces in half a year.
The Dnieper-Carpathian offensive began on December 24th, 1943. The Axis powers were quite battered and lacked strategic reserves by that moment, and the Soviet Army went into offensive before the enemy could shore up its defenses. As a result of the Zhytomir–Berdychiv offensive Kyiv and Zhytomyr regions were liberated, and a large portion of German forces was encircled under Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi.
The last major offensive by the Wehrmacht on the western front began on December 31st, 1944. The Ardennes offensive was on the brink of collapse, so the German command attempted to destroy a weakened American army in Alsace. After a long and bloody battle the American forces withdrew, but soon managed to stop the Germans’ advance. The operation was a failure.