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18th February 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the successful passage of important British convoys through Mediterranean. Five Luftwaffe planes shot down, four more probably destroyed. One enemy heavy cruiser torpedoed by submarine two cruisers and destroyer torpedoed by naval planes.

Russian Front, Russians claimed capture of Zakhorova, west of Bryansk. Heavy fighting in the Crimea.

In Africa, Widespread patrol activity in Libya.

Far East, Japanese launched heavy attack against British line on Bilin River, Burma. Of Sumatra, where Japanese forces pushed towards Sunda Straits, many invasion barges were sunk by Allied bombers. More Japanese reinforcements landed in Luzon.

A Luftwaffe A Dornier Do 217 was shot down of East Coast. Single Luftwaffe raider bombed East Anglian coast.

General Chiang Kai-shek had a long conversation with Mr. Gandhi in Calcutta India.

T26 Torpedo boat
Launched 18 February 1942

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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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