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10th May 1942

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Events On This Day

Two cargo ships torpedoed in St. Lawrence River, Canada.

In Africa. Enemy raid on Alexandria resulted in some casualties. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters in action over Cyrenaica

In the Mediterranean. Sixty-three enemy aircraft damaged or destroyed over Malta.

In the Indian Ocean. Japanese raided town in Assam, causing some damage and casualties.

In Burma. It was announced that Sir R, Dorman Smith, Governor of Burma, has moved to India.

In Australasia. Allied Headquarters in Australia announce that naval and air battle in Coral Sea has temporarily ceased.

Southeast coastal town bombed by the Luftwaffe.

Sir William Dobbie arrived in London from Malta.

Admiral John Hoover sent by President Roosevelt of the United States of America to negotiate agreement with French commander at Martinique.

Washington confirmed that United States bombers raided Tokyo on 18 April 1942.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb seaplane base at Deboyne Island.

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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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