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17th July 1942

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Events On This Day

Single aircraft of Bomber Command raided the Ruhr in daylight.

Russian Front. Fighting round Voronezh and Southeast of Millerovsk.

In Africa. Efforts to dislodge our troops in northern sector failed. Tobruk raided in force by heavy bombers, while our naval aircraft and light naval forces attacked Mersa Matruh.

In China. Chinese recaptured Wenchow and Juian.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). Halverson Detachment is redesignated Hal Bomber Squadron B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Bengasi harbour. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit Tobruk.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb harbour at Rabaul.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and 7 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly weather, bombing and photo missions. Shipping is bombed North and South Heads of Kiska are photographed. Fighters down 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers.

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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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