In Egypt. British infantry began a new attack against Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps positions.
Russian Front. The fighting at Stalingrad
versus the Russian 62nd and 64th Armies and the Wehrmacht 6. Armee and 4.Panzer-Armee
carries on as fiercely as ever. But the Wehrmacht ambition of capturing the entire
city is beginning to disappearance before the Russians unsubduable resistance.
In the Caucasus the Red Army has managed to thwart every effort by Army Group
A to take Grozny. But the Wehrmacht ground forces succeed in taking Alagir, in
the centre of the Caucasus, a crucial road junction South East of Nalchik.
In Australasia. United States of America Marines made two-mile advance against
Japanese ground forces on Guadalcanal.
United States Army, Middle East
Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers strike airfield and dispersal areas at Maleme. P-40s escort bombers and
hit ground targets in battle area. An air depot, 2 service groups, and 1 Military
Police company are assigned to United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF).
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb airfields and dump area at Lae. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers strike shipping in Buin-Faisi-Tonolai area. Kahili airfield on Bougainville
is also attacked. Go To: 2nd
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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