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17th March 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Soviet communique stated that Russian forces had broken through Wehrmacht defensive positions on the South West sector of the front. Big scale battle for Kharkov developed.

In Africa, Cairo communicate reported repulse of strong enemy column, in the Cherima area, 20 miles south of Tmimi.

Far East, United States announced that General MacArthur had been appointed Supreme Commander of all the United Nations Forces in the South West Pacific. Major General John Wainwright to command in the Philippines.

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