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19th October 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces captured several blocks of buildings in the Stalingrad area, despite extremely bitter fighting from the Russian defenders.

In Africa. Allied air force aircraft heavily raided enemy landing grounds and concentrations in Western Desert.

In Australasia. United States of America air force aircraft bombed Japanese installations on Guadalcanal and surrounding areas.

Eighth Air Force. Headquarters VIII A Support Command moves from Membury to Sunninghill Park, Berkshire.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). Air offensive preliminary to the British Eighth Army ground attack West of El Alamein begins as B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit landing ground and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers score direct hit on vessel at Tobruk.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers flies weather reconnaissance and bomb runs over Attu, Semichis, Kiska, and Amchitka. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers dispatched to bomb Kiska abort mission due to weather.

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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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