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18th October 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces continued its attacks against Stalingrad however the Russian defenders managed to halt all attacks.

In Australasia. United States of America Flying Fortresses bombers raided Japanese base on Bougainville Island.

United States of America. United States Liberator bombers raided Japanese base at Kiska.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Wairopi bridge in Owen Stanley Range, village of Mubo, and dock and occupied area on Pilelo Island. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack shipping and aircraft in Faisi area, schooners and buildings at Lorengau on Manus, Kahili airfield, and shipping off Kahili, Pupukuna Port, and Buin. Fifth Air Force completes air movement of most of 128th Infantry, 32d Division, to Wanigela.

South Pacific (SOPAC). Admiral Halsey succeeds Admiral Ghormley as Commander-in-Chief, South Pacific (COMSOPAC).

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Main Camp, score near misses on beached vessel in Trout Lagoon, and hit gasoline storage area. Weather aircraft flies reconnaissance over Attu, Segula, Little Sitkin, and Gareloi.

M423 Minesweeper
Launched 18 October 1942

M424 Minesweeper
Launched 18 October 1942

M425 Minesweeper
Launched 18 October 1942

M426 Minesweeper
Launched 18 October 1942

M427 Minesweeper
Launched 18 October 1942

M428 Minesweeper
Launched 18 October 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.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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