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19th May 1942

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Events On This Day

Powerful force of British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked Mannheim by night, submarine base at St. Nazaire also raided.

Russian Front. Further Russian advance on Kharkov front. The Wehrmacht started offensive operations in lzyum-Barvenkovo direction, Southeast of Kharkov.

In Burma. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers kept up raids on Myitkyina and Akyab aerodromes.

Sharp Luftwaffe night attack on Northeast coast town of England.

Five Jewish hostages shot in Paris for attacks on Wehrmacht soldiers.

Eighth Air Force. Detachment, Headquarters Eighth Air Force, under General Eaker, assumes control of all Army Air Forces organisations in British Isles.

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