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10th August 1942

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Russian Front. Fighting continued round Armavir, Krasnodar and Maikop. The Wehrmacht claimed capture of Piatigorsk. In the Don bend Russians countered many attacks.

In China. United States of America Army Air Force bombers made low-level attacks on Hankow.

In Australasia. Allied bombers continued raids on New Guinea and attacked Japanese shipping off Timor.

German authorities announced that 93 persons had been executed in different parts of France as reprisals for attacks on Germans.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Hankow. Afterwards the P-40 escorts, led by Colonel Robert L Scott, strike ammunition dumps and military warehouses at Sienning, causing heavy destruction of material which the Japanese have accumulated to use against Hengyang and other United States bases in central China.

Eleventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kiska targets. Fighters and antiaircraft down 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Only its pilot is saved.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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