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18th June 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced loss of the minesweeper HMS Fitzroy on 27 May 1942 after striking a mine most probably a British mine.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht claimed to have stormed main fortifications in North of Sebastopol defences.

In Africa. Eighth Army holding strong fortified positions on Libyan frontier and in Tobruk area.

In Australasia. Port Moresby raided by 18 Japanese bombers.

Germans announced that two men who shot Reinhard Tristan Eugen Heydrich had been captured and executed.

Mr. Churchill arrives in Washington for series of conferences (until 25 Jun 1942) with Roosevelt. Subjects discussed include war production, shipping, help for China, diversion of Germany from Eastern Front, and atomic research.

Eighth Air Force. Headquarters opens in London with General Spaatz commanding. Air Ministry publishes tentative list of 87 airfields to be made ready for Eighth Air Force.

Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) LB-30 bombers, 3 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and 4 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers make a precision high altitude attack on Kiska Harbour. A transport is left burning and sinking, another is mauled, and 2 scout planes are possibly shot down. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers crashes at sea part of its crew is saved.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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