Russian Front, Red Army units 25 miles West of Mojaisk. Uvarovo recaptured. Fierce
fighting in the Valdai Hills and around Rjev.
In Africa, Field Marshal
forces made a surprise sortie in Libya.
Far East, Heavy
fighting in Western Johore. In Luzon, Philippines, Japanese reported to be throwing
in an entire army of 200,000 men. Japanese invasion armada off Rabaul, New Guinea,
Moulmein, in Southern Burma, bombed by Japanese
Dover area shelled for
three hours by German coastal batteries. A few Luftwaffe bombs dropped by night
in East Anglia.
Far East Air Force (FEAF). From this date through 3
, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers launch at least 15 missions
out of Malang against shipping moving through Makassar Strait. 4 missions abort
due to bad weather, 6 end with negative results, and the remaining 5 suffer heavy
losses but sink 4 ships. Go To: 23rd
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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