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15th January 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made heavy night raid on Hamburg and Emden.

Russian Front. Soviet troops pushed forward to cut Kharkov, Kursk railway.

Far East. Japanese claimed to have crossed the frontier of Johore. United States submarine sank 17,000 ton Japanese liner. In Luzon, General MacArthur's troops still held their ground.

The British War office announced that command of British and Indian land forces in Iran and Iraq is to pass from Commander-In-Chief of India to General Auchinleck, Commander-In-Chief of the Middle East.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, flying out of Palembang, attack Sungei Patani airfields.

Alaska Defence Command. The Alaskan Air Force is activated at Elmendorf Field. Commander is Lieutenant Colonel Everett S Davis.

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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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