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14th January 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made heavy night attack on Hamburg and North West Germany.

Russian Front, Russians within eight miles of Kharkov. On the Moscow front Red Army recaptured Medyn, 25 miles west of Malo Yaroslavets. In the Crimea, Soviet detachments reached Kolash, a few miles, from Djankoi.

In the Mediterranean, Malta had 14 air raids in single day.

Far East, Heavy raid on the Rangoon area. Japanese invasion fleet which captured Tarakan reported moving south. In the Philippines General MacArthur's troops beat off two more heavy attacks. General Wavell established his headquarters in Dutch East Indies.

United States of America set up a unified War Production Board under Mr. Donald Nelson.

ARCADIA conference ends. Major discussions include creation of Combined Chiefs of Staff (US-British) to direct US-British war effort, and employment of main military efforts against Germany while containing the Japanese offensive.

Army Air Forces Col Claude E Duncan leaves Washington for Britain to prepare for arrival of Shadow Staff of Bomber Command.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Headquarters moves from Darwin to Java.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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