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19th June 1942

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The British Admiralty announced loss of the destroyer HMS Wild Swan on 17 June 1942 after a fight in the Atlantic against 12 Luftwaffe bombers, of which six were brought down.

Russian Front. Fierce fighting for Sebastopol.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out extensive raids on Emden and Osnabrück.

In Africa. Two enemy columns advancing eastward turned back towards Tobruk.

Germans executed General Aiois Elias, former prime minister of Czech puppet government.

United States Army Forces in the Middle East (USAFIME). General Maxwell, formerly head of United States Military North African Mission, assumes command of United States Army Forces in the Middle East (USAFIME).

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers pound shipping and Vunakanau airfield at Rabaul.

Eleventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers taking off to bomb Kiska abort due to fog. 1 of them and 2 of its crew are lost when forced to land in the water. A B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers is dispatched to attack a reported submarine but makes no contact.

M441 Minesweeper
Launched 19 June 1942

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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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