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24th January 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, New Russian advance continued on a wide front. Soviet troops advancing upon the Leningrad Ukraine railway in the direction of Veliki Luki.

In Africa, British and Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps engaged Northeast of Jedabia.

Far East, At least 16 more Japanese planes destroyed at Rangoon. In Malaya, Japanese claimed to have captured Yong Peng, 65 miles North West of Singapore. Enemy gained some ground in Luzon. United States Navy Department announced that American destroyers had attacked a Japanese convoy in Macassar Strait, sinking two ships and damaging others. The Dutch bombers scored direct hits on transport and a destroyer and capsized a big passenger liner. A British ship destroyed a Japanese submarine. Japanese thought to have landed at Rabaul. Chinese planes destroyed two enemy transports off Indochina. Night attack by The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers on Bangkok.

Official report on United States Naval losses at Pearl Harbour published.

Special Court of Inquiry on Pearl Harbour, headed by Supreme Court Justice Owen J Roberts, places main responsibility for the 7 December 41 disaster on Admiral Kimmel and General Short, accusing them of neglecting to heed attack warning, failing to confer with each other, and taking only minimum precautions.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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