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10th October 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Renewed Wehrmacht infantry assaults repelled at the factory sectors in Stalingrad by extremely stubborn Russian defenders.

United States of America. United States of America heavy bombers kept up raids on Kiska.

Canadian government ordered fettering of. l,376 German prisoners of war in Canada.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb shipping and dock area at Bengasi, while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit landing grounds.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers pound Rabaul and nearby Lakunai airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit target along Buna-Kokoda trail and, with P-400 fighters, strike villages in area of Asisi and Sanananda.

Eleventh Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 7 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters fly 4 missions to Kiska. Third mission (3 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers) does not make contact. The others bomb and strafe Main Camp area, hit shipping in Trout Lagoon and off South Head, where gun positions and installations are also blasted. Fires are started in the Main Camp and hangar areas.

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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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