Russians launch a counteroffensive to relieve besieged Stalingrad.
Canada and United States announce they have authorized construction of the Distant Early Warning (DEW) radar line across Arctic Canada.
Hungary, Romania and Slovakia join forces with the Axis power.
Royal Canadian Navy corvettes Snowberry and Calgary and the Royal Navy frigate Nene sink U-536 in the North Atlantic.
A westbound train carrying soldiers en route to training and eventual embarkation for Korea collides with an eastbound train east of Canoe River, B.C. Twelve soldiers die at the scene, four more succumb aboard the relief train, and another dies several days later. All are members of the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery.
Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia are invited to join NATO.
Flying Officer J.A.O. Levesque is the first Royal Canadian Air Force pilot to shoot down a Fw 190.
John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas.
The Royal 22nd Regiment is heavily attacked during the Korean War near Hill 355.
Nearly 60 die when Egyptian forces storm a hijacked plane in Malta.
First graduates of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan arrive in the United Kingdom.
While on a solo overnight anti-sub patrol, Royal Canadian Navy corvette Shawinigan is torpedoed in the Cabot Strait by U-1228 and sinks with all 90 hands.
His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Shawinigan is torpedoed and sunk with all hands in the Cabot Strait.
The 2nd Battalion of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry sets sail for Korea. The PPCLI would arrive in December and enter the front line in mid-February under the command of the 27th British Commonwealth Infantry Brigade.
First crash of a CF-104 occurs. It happens during a test flight and the pilot manages to eject safely.