The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out extensive night raids on
Saarbrücken. The Soviet a force carried out large-scale raids on Warsaw.
Russian Front. Defenders of Stalingrad made further withdrawal south
of city. The Wehrmacht forces to North West, East of River Don, almost encircled.
The Wehrmacht claimed capture of Anapa, on Black Sea.
In Africa. Infantry
attack in central sector repulsed. Field Marshall Erwin
Panzers made headway in the south.
In Australasia. Fierce
jungle fighting at Kokoda, Papua.
The Luftwaffe carried out major daylight
attacks on Southeast coastal town. Luftwaffe night raiders bombed towns in Northeast
Major-General G. R. Pearke, V.C., commanding 1st Canadian Division
appointed General Officer Commander-In-Chief Pacific Command.
Foreign Minister, resigned. The post was taken over by Premier Tojo.
United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack harbour at Candia, Crete, scoring
several direct hits on 1 vessel and hitting 2 others. 2 squadrons of 57th Fighter
Group fly escort missions and sweeps with Air Force. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
in conjunction with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Lancaster heavy bombers,
hit trucks and tanks in battle area of Alam-el-Halfa.
Fifth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters hit Japanese Headquarters at
Wagga Wagga on Milne Bay while P-400 fighters strafe Kokoda and Kokoda Pass in
the Owen Stanley Range. Australian ground forces continue slow retreat over the
range but make progress in Milne Bay offensive.
Eleventh Air Force.
United States forces complete occupation of Adak. Go To: 2nd
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
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