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22nd January 1942

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Events On This Day

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 Erwin Rommel's 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 February 1942, 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.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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