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15th March 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that five Kriegsmarine E-boats sunk and five damaged by Navy and British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters in night to dawn fight in the Channel. Destroyer Vortigern lost.

Russian Front, Big Crimea battle continued. On central sector Red Army attacked Olshanks and Chotinetz, South West and North West of Orel. Railway to Kursk reported cut.

In Africa, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out big daylight air raid on Martuba aerodrome in Libya.

Far East, Gasmata and Rabaul heavily bombed by Australian and American bombers. In Burma, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers continued to hammer Japanese concentrations and supplies.

South Pacific (SOPAC). 67th Fighter Squadron, the first Army Air Forces tactical unit in the theatre, arrives on New Caledonia.

Eleventh Air Force. XI Fighter Command is activated at Elmendorf Field commander is Col Norman D Sillin. Its operational components are the 11th and the 18th Pursuit Squadrons.

Adolf Hitler made excuses for Russian failure in speech at Berlin.

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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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