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21st March 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Heavy lighting in the Donetz sector. Russians reported nearing Orel.

In the Mediterranean, The British Admiralty announced the sinking of two large enemy supply ships in Central Mediterranean by British submarine. Malta defences destroyed 17 enemy aircraft in heaviest raids of the year.

In Africa, Free French Headquarters announced that General Leclerc's columns had raided new Italian outposts in Zuila-Temessa district, Northeast of Murzuk.

Far East, In Burma, heavy fighting around railway junction of Letpadan. Japanese advancing towards Toungoo. Derby and Broome, in West Australia, attacked by enemy aircraft. Allied bombers raided Rabaul hits scored on two enemy cruisers.

R97 R-boat
Launched 21 March 1942

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