The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out extensive daylight raids
on the Docks at Le Havre. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers also carried
out large-scale night attacks against Emden.
In the Mediterranean. Targets
in Crete attacked by the British Royal Air Force Seven enemy aircraft destroyed
In Africa. Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps attacked Tobruk perimeter in great strength and penetrated
the defences. Enemy bombers attacked Egyptian coast between Sidi Barrani and Fuka.
In Burma. The British Royal Air Force carried out intensive bombing
of Akyab and Magwe.
In Australasia. The British Admiralty announced
that HMS submarines had sunk three Japanese supply ships in Strait of Malacca.
Telegraph Station at Estevan Point, Vancouver island, shelled by submarine.
General Chaney, Commanding General European Theatre of Operations, United
States Army (ETOUSA), is recalled from United Kingdom and will be replaced by
Eighth Air Force. General Marshall's letter of instruction
to General Eisenhower reveals plan to integrate all United States air units in
United Kingdom into Eighth Air Force. Broad objective of Army Air Forces in European
Theatre of Operations is to attain air supremacy over Western Continental Europe
in preparation for future invasion of the Continent.
Fifth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb runway
Seventh Air Force. General Hale becomes Commanding General Seventh
Air Force, and Colonel Albert Hegenberger becomes temporary Commanding Officer
VII Reconnaissance Command.
Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army
Air Force (USAAF) LB-30 bombers, 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and 7 B-24
Liberator heavy bombers take off on a search and bombing mission over Kiska. 3
aircraft abort mission due to weather, 3 bomb through overcast with unobserved
results, and 3 others search in vain for B-24 Liberator heavy bombers lost on
the preceding day. M383
Commissioned 20 June 1942 Go To: 21st
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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