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1st June 1942

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The British Admiralty announced loss of the cruiser HMS Trinidad on 15 May 1942 after being attacked by Luftwaffe Ju-88 bombers.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers raided Essen and the Rhur with 1,036 heavy bombers.

In the Mediterranean. Submarine base at Augusta, Sicily, raided by the British Royal Air Force (RAF).

In Africa. The Afrika Korps continued attacks on Bir Hacheim repulsed. General Ludwig Crüwell Commander of Afrika Korps, captured.

In Australasia. Japanese submarines raided, Sydney Harbour Japanese bombers made daylight raid on Port Moresby.

Mexican declaration of war signed by President Camacho.

Execution of 27 more Czechs.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 5 heavy bombers attack Rangoon dock and harbour area, claiming 1 tanker sunk and another left listing.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack Lae, Salamaua, and Rabaul.

Zone of Interior. Fear of attack on West coast causes suspension of movement of aircraft and crews from United States to United Kingdom.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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