22 December 1943
German counterattack against Soviet 1st Ukrainian Front ends after an advance of 25 miles (from 13 November).
War in the Air
Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 161: 346 aircraft sent to attack marshalling yards at Osnabruck, 225 to attack marshalling yards at Munster supported by 8 pathfinders. 22 aircraft are lost.
The Germans threaten to carry out reprisals against British and American prisoners in revenge for the Soviet war crime trials at Kharkov
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 22 December 1943 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1943_12_22.html