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22nd May 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Russians fought offensive battles and consolidated positions round Kharkov, The Wehrmacht attacks were repulsed at Barvenkovo.

In Africa. Martuba and Derna aerodromes attacked by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers.

In Burma. Akyab aerodrome attacked by he British Royal Air Force (RAF) Blenheim aircraft.

In Australasia. Allied aircraft bombed aerodromes at Lae and Rabaul. Announced that Allied submarines have sunk Japanese cruiser and two cargo vessels.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers pound airfields and shipping at Rabaul while B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit airfields at Lae and attack shipping in the harbour.

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