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11th August 1942

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The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out an intensive attack on Mainz, Coblenz and Le Havre also raided. 16 bombers missing.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht advance in Caucasus continued, with fighting at Cherkessk, Krasnodar and Maikop,

In the Mediterranean. HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) lost as result of U-73 attack while escorting convoy to Malta, American heavy bombers attacked enemy cruisers in Navarino Bay, Greece.

In China. United States of America fighter aircraft bombed Japanese aerodrome at Nanchang.

The Luftwaffe carried out intensive raids over Southeast coastal town in England.

Eighth Air Force. Referring to TORCH, General Spaatz informs General Arnold that, in his opinion, UK remains the only base from which air supremacy over Germany can be established.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters hit airfields at Yoyang and Nanchang from which the enemy has been attacking Hengyang.

Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies photo reconnaissance over West Semichi Island and North Attu coast.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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