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12th March 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made night raid on Kiel and other targets in North West Germany.

Russian Front, Local successes by Soviet troops in several areas.

Far East, Relentless air attack on Japanese in New Guinea continued. Thirteen enemy ships reported sunk or put out of action. Washington reported that a United States submarine had sunk three enemy freighters, and one passenger and cargo ship in Japanese waters.

Luftwaffe aircraft shot down off Welsh coast.

Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters arrive in Karachi by ship from Australia.

Zone of Interior. XII Bomber Command is activated at MacDill airfield.

R96 R-boat
Launched 14 March 1942

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Sources

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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