Russian Front, Red Army began direct attack on Mojaisk. Soviet forces pressed
forward towards Perekop Isthmus, in Crimea.
In Africa, Erwin
forces in Libya took up defensive position south of El Agheila.
Far East, Australian reinforcements in action in Malaya. United States naval
forces sank three Japanese transports and two cargo vessels. The Dutch announced
sinking of two Japanese destroyers during attack on Tarakan.
Sir Alan Hartley appointed Commander-In-Chief of India.
Force. First significant deployment of aircraft from Hawaiian Air Force begins
with movement of 6 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, commanded by Lieutenant
Colonel Walter C Sweeney, to Palmyra for duty with Task group 8.9. Go
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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