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1st May 1942

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Events On This Day

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 1942.

Eighth Air Force. General Spaatz is designated Eighth Air Force commander.

Z43 Destroyer
Laid down 1 May 1942

12. Räumbootsflottille
Was formed on 1 May 1942

Otto Maurer
Takes command of the 12. Räumbootsflottille on 1 May 1942 to August 1943

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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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