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15th August 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out an intensive raid over western Germany in bad weather conditions.

Russian Front. Fighting in the Caucasus round Cherkessk, Mineralniye Vody, Krasnodar and Maikop.

In Africa. Our bombers raided Mersa Matruh, Tobruk, and Sollum.

In Australasia. Allied bombers attacked Japanese installations on Timor. Japanese pressure increased in Papua.

Five Dutchmen held as hostages for attack on German military train were executed.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tobruk harbour during 14-15 August 1942.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack shipping off Gona.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers trying to fly photo reconnaissance over Tanaga and Adak aborts over Kiska due to weather.

Zone of Interior. Army Air Forces Foreign Service Concentration Command is redesignated I Concentration Command.

R106 R-boat
Sunk 15 August 1942

R108 R-boat
Launched 15 August 1942

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Sources

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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