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14th October 1942

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Events On This Day

United States of America. Navy Department. Announced United States submarines had sunk 8 Japanese surface ships in Far East.

Russian Front. No large-scale engagements on the Stalingrad front. The Luftwaffe launched a major bombing raid against Grozny and the area of Caucasus.

In the Mediterranean. Over Malta 23 enemy aircraft were shot down and destroyed and at the least 30 damaged.

In the Indian Ocean. In Madagascar Allied ground forces occupied Ambositra.

In Australasia. The Japanese air force aircraft twice attacked Guadalcanal airfield, losing nine bombers and four fighters.

United States of America. United States Liberator bombers carried out a major raid on Kiska and surrounding areas.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit shipping at Tobruk, scoring 2 direct hits on a large vessel and demolishing a smaller ship moored alongside. P-40 fighters fly patrols, reconnaissance and interception missions between El Alamein and Burg el Arab.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Lae, a bridge 40 miles north of Port Moresby, and area of Wairopi bridge. On Kokoda trail Japanese offer fierce resistance to Australians pushing Northeast in vicinity of Templeton's Crossing. Fifth Air Force aeroplanes begin flying a force of Australians and Americans to Wanigela.

South Pacific (SOPAC). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers which have been temporarily operating out of Henderson Field are evacuated. Field is again pounded by artillery and naval bombardment, and by afternoon is out of operation. Aviation fuel supply is low.

Eleventh Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 6 B-26 Marauder medium bombers, 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and 12 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb and strafe Kiska installations and shipping. Fire bombs are dropped on hangars and Main Camp area where a large fire is started. 2 torpedo attacks on shipping in Gertrude Cove score no hits. The P-38 Lightning fighters destroy 3 float-planes on water. 1 P-38 Lightning fighters is shot down.

Komet HSK 7 Auxiliary cruiser
Sunk 14 October 1942

M404 Minesweeper
Launched 14 October 1942

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Komet HSK 7 Auxiliary cruiser

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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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