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15th July 1942

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Events On This Day

Our light coastal forces destroyed a heavily escorted enemy tanker off French coast.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) sent nearly 200 Spitfires that took part in intensive fighter sweeps over Northern France.

Russian Front. Russians announced evacuation of Boguchar and Millerovsk, heavy fighting round. Voronezh.

In Africa. In central sector our forces captured ridge to South of El Alamein. In the north Afrika Korps were partially successful at Tel el Eisa.

In Burma. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers renewed attacks at Kalewa

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike harbour and ships at Bengasi during 15-16 July 1942.

Tenth Air Force. India-China Ferrying Command is activated to replace Assam-Burma-China Command.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on a bombing mission to Kiska turn back due to weather.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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