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18th August 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out large scale rates on the submarine yards at Flensburg. Soviet bombers carried out raids on, Danzig, Königsberg and Tilsit

Russian Front. Fierce Wehrmacht attacks in area of Krasnodar and Piatigorsk, slight Russian withdrawal near Stalingrad.

In the Mediterranean. The British Admiralty announced that other ships lost in convoy action were anti-aircraft cruiser HMS Cairo was sunk on 12 August 1942 by the Italian submarine Axum, and destroyer HMS Foresight was severely damaged on the 12 August 1942 by Italian aircraft HMS Foresight was scuttled on the 13 August 1942.

It was announced that on his way to Moscow Mr. Churchill visited Cairo and the front at El Alamein.

Brazilian ships on high seas ordered back to port and coastal sailings cancelled.

Middle East. General Alexander assumes command of British imperial forces in Middle East.

Tenth Air Force. General Bissell becomes Commanding General Tenth Air Force, relieving General Naiden who now devotes full time to command of India-China Ferry Command.

Fifth Air Force. For second consecutive day a single B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attacks Kavieng bombs fall in airfield dispersal area.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers takes oblique of Amchitka and Tanaga. Heavy fog over Kiska and Attu preclude armed reconnaissance.

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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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