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11th November 1942

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Events On This Day

North Africa. François Darlan ordered all French commanders in Algeria and Morocco to cease hostilities. British 1st Army and United States of America troops occupied Bougie. Luftwaffe aircraft landed in Tunisia.

Russian Front. Soviet troops made progress North West of Stalingrad against Wehrmacht ground forces.

German and Italian troops began occupation of Vichy France and Corsica.

The Wehrmacht troops enter part of France previously unoccupied by Axis forces.

Twelfth Air Force. Fighters fly reconnaissance over Oran-Tafaraoui area and escort C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft carrying paratroops from Gibraltar to Algiers. All French resistance against Allies in North West Africa ceases in the early morning.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit shipping North of Bengasi, claiming 4 direct hits and several near misses on 1 vessel. P-40s fly sweep over Gambut area, claiming 3 Stukas Ju 87 destroyed. British Eighth Army drives last of enemy from Egypt and crosses into Libya, taking Bardia without opposition.

Tenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40s hit Shinghbwiyang, causing heavy damage.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb and strafe targets in Wairopi area. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack shipping off South coast of Bougainville. Headquarters, 126th Infantry, United States 32d Division, is flown from Port Moresby to Pongani. Colonel Paul B Wurtsmith becomes Commanding Officer V Fighter Command.

South Pacific (SOPAC). Search aircraft from Guadalcanal report at least 61 Japanese ships in Buin-Tonolai area. Other ships are massed at Rabaul.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers, 3 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, and 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers are over Kiska. The B-26 Marauder medium bombers make unsuccessful runs on ship in Gertrude Cove. The B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers find submarine base closed by weather. Weather aircraft fly over Attu and Amchitka.

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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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