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10th December 1942

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Events On This Day

North Africa. Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps tank and infantry attacks in direction of Mejez-el-Bab beaten back, Tunis docks bombed by Allied bombers.

In Libya. Allied aircraft attacked Marble Arch landing ground, West of El Agheila.

In India. Japanese air force bombers and fighters raided Chittagong, Bengal.

In Australasia. It was announced that Allied forces had completely occupied Gona area of New Guinea.

Twelfth Air Force. Due to heavy rains and waterlogging of airfields, aerial activity in Algeria-Tunisia area practically ceases. Allied troops repulse another armoured and infantry attack on Medjez el Bab. During 10-11 December 1942, elements of British 78th Division and United States 1st Armoured Division begin withdrawal to Bedja area to refit. 1st Armoured Division sustains heavy loss of equipment as it withdraws.

Eleventh Air Force. The weather aircraft which crash landed at Atka on the previous day is sighted on the Western end of the island, its fuselage broken off aft of the wings. Crew, later brought back, is unharmed except for light injuries of General Lynd, visiting Inspector General. Uneventful reconnaissance covers Attu, Kiska and the Semichis. 4 B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 6 P-38 Lightning fighters abort a bomb run to Kiska due to weather.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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