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17th February 1942

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Events On This Day

Kriegsmarine shipping off Dutch and Norwegian coasts attacked by the British Royal Air Force (RAF).

Russian Front, Moscow radio broadcast to people of White Russia on their coming liberation as advanced Soviet forces entered the province.

In Africa, British patrols attacked Field Marshals Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps advanced positions.

Far East, Japanese reinforcing their Burma front. Fighting continued around Palembang, in Sumatra.

Total mobilisation of men, women and materials ordered in Australia.

Tenth Air Force. Col Harry A Halverson becomes Commanding Officer.

Eleventh Air Force. Colonel Lionel H Dunlap arrives from Zone of Interior and becomes Commanding Officer of the Eleventh Air Force.

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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.
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