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21st September 1942

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Events On This Day

Canadian Naval Minister announced loss of destroyer HMCS Ottawa which was sunk on 14 September 1942 through the action of U-91 in the Atlantic. The British Admiralty announced loss of the trawler HMS Waterfly which was sunk on the 17 September 1942 by Luftwaffe attacks.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht frontal attacks were repulsed by the Russian defenders in Stalingrad area, on the Mozdok front and in the area of Sinyavino (Leningrad).

In the Indian Ocean. In Madagascar British forces closed in on Antananarivo.

In Australasia. Mopping up of Japanese forces in Milne Bay area of New Guinea reported to be complete.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters bomb and strafe bridges and targets along Buna-Kokoda trail.

Eleventh Air Force. The 21st Bomber Squadron begins to operate from Adak. Bombers fly reconnaissance over Kiska and bomb and fire Constantine Harbour installations at Amchitka.

R208 R-boat
Launched 21 September 1942

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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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