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23rd June 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers again bombed Dunkirk.

Russian Front. Slight withdrawal by Russians in Kharkov sector.

In Africa. Enemy moving south from Gambut.

In Burma. Akyab harbour and aerodrome bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF).

In China. Kweiki, Kiangsi, recaptured by Chinese.

Small-scale Luftwaffe raid on East Anglia, three Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed.

It was announced that 73 Czechs executed in last three days.

Eighth Air Force. General Spaatz is informed that Operation ROUNDUP for invasion of European continent has been put off until Spring 43. This postponement is due to decision to mount Operation TORCH, which will necessitate diversion of large numbers of aircraft earlier slated for Eighth Air Force in United Kingdom.

Eleventh Air Force. Weather cancels bombing mission. A B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers flies reconnaissance mission over Kiska. A P-40 on defensive patrol crashes at Elmendorf.

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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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