Canadian Navy Ministry announced the loss of patrol vessel
HMCS Raccoon which was sunk on 7
and The Aeas Greek merchant ship which
was sunk on 6
they were both sunk by U-165
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked Wilhelmshaven
Russian Front. The Wehrmacht made no advance in the battle
for Stalingrad. On the Caucasus front the Russians withdrew
In the Mediterranean. United States of America bombers raided
docks at Suda Bay, Crete.
In Africa. On the night of 13
September 1942 our forces made seaborne raid on Tobruk in
conjunction with a heavy British Royal Air Force air attack.
In the Indian Ocean. Our troops in Madagascar continued to
make progress into the interior, meeting little opposition.
In Australasia. Japanese air force bombers again raided airfield
United States of America Liberator bombers attacked Japanese
installations in the Aleutians, sinking or damaging several
surface ships and aircraft.
Twelfth Air Force. Headquarters of Twelfth Air Force, XII
Fighter Command, XII Air Force Services Command, and XII Bomber
Command are attached to corresponding units of Eighth Air
Force in United Kingdom. The Eighth subsequently handles the
buildup of the Twelfth by assigning a large number of its
own units to the new Air Force (appropriately dubbed JUNIOR)
and supervises its training. The first increment of tactical
and service units includes 2 heavy bomber groups, 3 medium
bombers groups, 1 Light bomber group, 4 fighters groups, 3
Troop carrier groups, and several engineer, signal, and service
units of varying sizes.
United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
attack shipping at Suda Bay, setting 1 vessel set on fire,
while other heavy bombers hit Tobruk P-40 fighters fly sweep
with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) over front-lines.
Fifth Air Force. A single United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers bombs ground forces and installations
Eleventh Air Force. In the first combined heavy mission over
Kiska 13 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 1 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers, 14 P-38 Lightning fighters, and 14 P-39 fighters
fly low-altitude and photo runs. The P-39 fighters shell 3
submarines in the harbour. The other aircraft bomb and strafe
many installations including antiaircraft guns and the submarine
base. A single aircraft also strafes Segula. Enemy losses
are 5 float planes shot down and 1 flying boat destroyed on
the water 2 mine sweepers sunk and another vessel slightly
damaged while a large cargo vessel and several small barges
and vessels sustain hits. 2 P-38 Lightning fighters are lost,
colliding head on while after a fighters.
Launched 14 September 1942
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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
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