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
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
Sunk 29 March 1942 Go To: 23rd
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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