The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Lancaster bombers carried out daylight raid
on Milan, followed by night raids on Milan and other Northern Italian cities.
Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces made slight advance in one
sector of Stalingrad.
In Africa. The British XXX Corps reaches its objectives
the Oxalic line at dawn, in the rear of the Afrika Corps 15. Panzer-Division and
the Italian Littorio division, but the X Corps armour has not yet succeeded in
crossing the minefields and reaching their first objective Pierson. On the south
flank the XIII Corps engages the Afrika Corps 21. Panzer-Division. Unlike Field
, General Georg Stumme travelled without the protection of an escort
and radio car. On 24 October 1942 General Georg Stumme and Colonel Büchting
drove to the front to review the situation. On the way to the command post, the
car came into open view and was attacked. General Georg Stumme's companion Büchting
was killed by a shot in the head. General Georg Stumme was uninjured, but suffered
a heart attack and died. General Georg Stumme body was found the following day.
General Georg Stumme was replaced by General der Panzertruppe Wilhelm Ritter von
Thoma. By nightfall the British first armoured division has managed to get its
units through the minefields, but the 10th is still working its way through the
corridor between the mines.
In Australasia. Japanese tank and artillery
attacks repelled on Guadalcanal
Bomb explosions in Warsaw killed several
United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF).
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers support British
Eighth Army Offensive West of El Alamein between Mediterranean Sea and Qattara
Depression as 30 Corps, with 4 division in assault, secures 2 corridors through
enemy minefields on British North flank, while 13 Corps on South flank breaks
through minefields North of Himeimat and establishes small bridgehead. The medium
bombers hit troop concentrations, tent areas, gun emplacements, and vehicles.
P-40 fighters, working with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and South African
Air Force (SAAF), escort medium bombers and Light Bombers and hit motor transports
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Lae airfield. Organised Japanese resistance on Goodenough
South Pacific (SOPAC). Marine and Army Air Forces fighters
at Henderson Field continue to inflict damaging losses upon Japanese naval air
force. Japanese ground forces, attacking aggressively, are again repulsed by defences
around Henderson area.
Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit Kiska submarine base. Results
not observed. Weather reconnaissance flight is made over Attu. M461
Launched 24 October 1942 Go To: 25th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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