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13th April 1942

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Events On This Day

Large-scale The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers offensive sweep carried out over North France.

In the Mediterranean, Malta blitz continued.

In the Philippines, 10 Japanese air raids on Corregidor. The fort's guns sunk enemy boats in harbour at Mariveles.

Appointments it was announced of Admiral Sir James Somerville as Commander-In-Chief of the Eastern Fleet and of Lord Louis Mountbatten as Chief of Combined Operations.

Fifth Air Force. Australia based B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit targets in the Philippine Islands for second consecutive day. Staging through Valencia the B-25 Mitchell medium bombers take off just after midnight during 12-13 April 1942 and bomb Cebu shipping and installations at Davao. Later in the day the medium bombers again attack Davao, bombing the dock area.

South Pacific (SOPAC). Admiral Ghormley is assigned as Commander-in-Chief, South Pacific (COMSOPAC). He is to command all Allied base and local defence forces (land, sea, and air) in the South Pacific islands, with the exception of New Zealand land defences.

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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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