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13th May 1942

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Events On This Day

Light naval forces attacked enemy convoy off French coast.

Coastal Command bombers made right attacks on ships off Aalesund and Vaagso.

Russian Front. Russians on Kerch Peninsula retired to new positions. In Kharkov sector they passed to the offensive and made advance.

In Africa. Small-scale tank and artillery engagements in Libya.

In Burma. British troops made further withdrawal from Chindwin. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers bombed Akyab aerodrome.

In Australasia. Allied bombers raided ships at Amboina and aerodrome at Rabaul.

Reinhard Heydrich in Occupied France to organise measures against French patriots.

Eighth Air Force. Flying personnel of 15th Bomber Squadron, the first United States bomber unit sent to United Kingdom, arrive at Newport, United Kingdom, without aircraft.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit shipping and airfields at Rabaul.

Iltis Torpedo boat
Sunk 13 May 1942

Seeadler Torpedo boat
Sunk 13 May 1942

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Iltis Torpedo boat

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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