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21st November 1942

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Events On This Day

North Africa. The British 1st Army advance units in Tunisia inflicted heavy damage on Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps armoured column.

In the Mediterranean. Trapani and other aerodromes in Sicily raided by The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces announced that Russian attacks North West and South of Stalingrad had assumed the nature of an offensive.

In Burma. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked Japanese airfields at Mingaladon and Toungoo.

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters of 1st Group arrive at Nouvion to replace 14th Group in escorting B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit El Aouina airfield. During 21-22 November 1942 enemy aeroplanes again hit Algiers, damaging several aircraft and destroying a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flying out of Gambut bomb Tripoli harbour, scoring direct hit on warehouse. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers follow United States raids with staggered attacks during 21-22 November 1942. P-40s patrol battle area South of Bengasi.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound airfield, antiaircraft positions, and bridge at Buna and hit village of Sanananda in support of Allied ground forces. Australian-United States force is advancing from Soputa toward Sanananda. United States forces driving on Buna are halted by strong bunker positions at The Triangle here trails to Buna mission and Buna village meet.

Eleventh Air Force. Reconnaissance is flown over Kiska, Attu, and Agattu islands.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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