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10th November 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bostons bombers, accompanied by 209 Spitfires, raided docks at Havre, other fighter squadrons made sweeps from Cherbourg to Fécamp France.

In North Africa. Oran captured by United States of America troops resistance continued at Casablanca, where United States dive-bombers and warships bombarded the harbour. It was announced that British troops and British Royal Air Force (RAF) had landed in North Africa.

In Egypt. British forces advancing on the coast road drove the Erwin Rommels Afrika Corps from Sidi Barrani and engaged his rearguard at Buq Buq.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces attacks were repulsed at Stalingrad and round Nalchik. Russians made progress at Tuapse and on the Leningrad front.

In Australasia. In New Guinea the Japanese main forces were ejected from Oivi with heavy losses. On Guadalcanal United States of America ground forces continued to attack.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Spitfires escort convoy, fly reconnaissance, and attack tanks and other vehicles in Oran area. 72 P-40s of 33d Fighter Group, catapulted from United States carrier USS Chenango land in Port Lyautey area. French Admiral Darlan broadcasts orders for French forces in North Africa to cease resistance against Allies.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Bengasi harbour. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit Candia harbour.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb antiaircraft positions and supply dumps along Sanananda-Soputa trail. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit positions at Soputa a Australian ground forces push Japanese from Oivi toward mouth of the Kumusi.

Eleventh Air Force. Reconnaissance is flown over Attu, Semichi, Segula, Alaid, and Kiska islands. 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Kiska, but they cannot bomb Kiska submarine base and return with some bombs. 2 P-38 Lightning fighters and 1 OA-10 fly local air coverage.

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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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