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29th December 1941

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Events On This Day

Night attack by Coastal Command on enemy shipping at La Pallice.

Russian Front, Red Army advancing on Leningrad, Moscow and Donetz fronts.

Far East, Evacuation of Ipoh, in Malaya, by British forces announced. Four night raids on Singapore. Great battle between Chinese and Japanese raging in north Hunan. In Philippines, General MacArthur's defence lines shortened North of Manila. Corregidor heavily bombed by Japanese.

Luftwaffe air activity by night over Northeast coast, 3 Luftwaffe bombers destroyed.

Winston Churchill attended meeting of Canadian War Cabinet at Ottawa.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). General Brereton, Commanding General, arrives at new Headquarters at Darwin. Col Harold H George remains at Manila in Command of air elements left in the Philippines, the chief centre of Army Air Forces activity in South Philippines being Del Monte, where air personnel are under command of Major Ray T Ellsmore.

Alaska Defence Command. In response to repeated requests by this Command to the War Department (WD) for additional aircraft to defend Alaska, the 77th Bomber Squadron arrives at Elmendorf Field. The 11th Pursuit Squadron arrives the next day.

M303 Minesweeper
Launched 29 December 1941

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