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17th January 1942

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Events On This Day

Enemy shipping at St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, attacked by Beaufort aircraft.

Russian Front, Russians pressed forward in all sectors of the Moscow front.

In Africa, Axis garrison at Halfaya surrendered unconditionally. 5,500 prisoners taken.

Far East, Japanese heavily attacking right flank of General MacArthur's position in Batan peninsula, Japanese reported to have made new landing on Subig Bay, Luzon. Japanese aircraft raided Moulmein district in Burma. In Malaya, Japanese made new landing near Muar.

Mr Winston Churchill arrived at Plymouth by flying boat from Bermuda.

Germany officially announced death of Walter von Reichenau.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers from Malang, staging through Kendari, hit Langoan airfields and ships in Menado Bay.

Hawaiian Air Force. Aircraft unsuccessfully attack submarines in Hawaiian area. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of Task group 8.9 proceed from Palmyra to Canton Island.

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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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