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1st April 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made night attack on Matford motor works at Poissy, near Paris, as well as on other targets in North France. Belgium and Germany. Boulogne docks bombed by day.

In the Mediterranean, In more mass raids on Malta 17 enemy aircraft destroyed and many damaged. Burma. Chinese withdrew Northeast of Toungoo. Battle for Prome developing.

In Australia, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made another; heavy raid on Koepang, in Dutch Timor.

Washington announced 23 Axis submarines destroyed to date by United States Forces,

First meeting of Pacific War Council held at White House, Washington.

Call up of all Australian single men between 18 and 45 and married men between 18 and 35.

Zone of Interior. Air Commodore Proving Ground becomes Proving Ground Command, with main base at Eglin Field.

M33 Minesweeper
Launched 1 April 1942

M104 Minesweeper
Launched 1 April 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.
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