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22nd March 1942

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Events On This Day

Naval forces under Rear Admiral Vian, covering passage of a convoy through Mediterranean, made contact with an Italian force. Italian battleship torpedoed and set on tire two cruisers damaged. British losses, one merchant ship sunk one destroyer hit.

Russian Front, Moscow announced 12,000 Wehrmacht killed in ten day battle on the Kalinin front.

In Africa, Cairo announced that mobile columns of the 8th Army had carried out a successful two day raid behind Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's lines in Libya.

Far East, Japanese made daylight raid on Darwin and Katherine. Allied planes heavily bombed Lae in New Guinea.

Sir Stafford Cripps arrived in India.

Z26 Destroyer
Sunk 29 March 1942

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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