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24th December 1941

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Further Russian successes in the operations to relieve Leningrad.

In Africa, Imperial troops entered Benghazi and also took Benina.

Far East, Japanese pressure on Hong Kong increased. Japanese attack on Island of Luzon, in the Philippines, developed with a thrust towards Manila.

In United States of America, President Roosevelt and Mr. Churchill broadcast from Washington.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 3 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers fly from Del Monte during 24-25 December 1941, bomb airfields and shipping at Davao, and land at Batchelor Field. 2 aeroplanes leave Manila for Darwin with personnel of Headquarters Far East Air Force (FEAF) United States. Army Air Forces units on Luzon,as well as ground forces, begin moving to Bataan Peninsula.

Zone of Interior. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 95th Bomber Squadron, at Pendleton Field, claims submarines sunk off mouth of Columbia River, but this claim is not confirmed by committees of United States Navy (USN) and British Admiralty which later assesses damage to enemy submarines during World War II.

M451 Minesweeper
Launched 24 December 1941

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St. Pierre and Miquelon, French islands group off the south coast of Newfoundland, was seized by Admiral Muselier, Commander of the Free French naval forces on the evening of 24 December 1941. Free French Marines are here seen marching along the dockside at St. Pierre.
Photo, Associated Press

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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