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19th September 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers were over southern and western Germany in strength, and made Munich chief target.

Russian Front. Intensive street fighting was taking place in Stalingrad however the Russians gained the upper hand. Moscow announced that General Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist had been killed on Mozdok front.

In Africa. Allied air force bombers again raided Tobruk.

Paris the acres, etc. closed and curfew on non German civilians from 3 p.m. Saturday to Sunday midnight, following the shooting of 116 the Communist terrorists.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Pylos Bay area, Pylos Island and Khalones during 19-20 September 1942.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strike Lungling. The raid is ineffective due to bad weather but results in discovery of much Japanese activity which further reconnaissance reveals as part of heavy movement of enemy and supplies along Burma Road toward Salween front.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers strafe and bomb airfields at Lae. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack cargo vessels near Umboi (Rooke) Island. Whaling vessel is strafed by fighters off Goodenough Island.

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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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