The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters carry out intensive sweeps over Northern
France St. Omer and Calais bombed.
In the Mediterranean The British
Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers raided Menidi (north of Athens), Maritza in Rhodes
and submarine base at Leros.
In Burma Japanese entered Mandalay. British
withdrew to north of lrrawaddy.
In the Philippines. Continued artillery
attacks on Corregidor.
In Australasia. Port Moresby was raided by Japanese
fighters, intense allied air activity over Rabaul.
Minor Luftwaffe air
raids over South West England.
Tenth Air Force. X Air Service Command
is activated under command of General Adler, who arrived in India on 26 April
Eighth Air Force. General Spaatz is designated Eighth Air Force
Laid down 1 May 1942 12.
Was formed on 1 May 1942 Otto
Takes command of the 12.
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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