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24th September 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces attempts to penetrate to centre of Stalingrad which were repulsed by Russian intensive defence.

In Australasia. United States of America army bombers attacked Japanese transports in Western Solomons, scoring three hits. United States of America Heavy bombers attacked Japanese installations at Kiska, Aleutians.

Twelfth Air Force. XII Ground Air Support Command (GASC) is redesignated XII A Support Command.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb shipping at Rabaul. P-40 fighters and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Mubo while B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb wrecked vessel at Gona. P-40 fighters hit airfields at Kokoda and targets along Kokoda-Wairopi trail, including bridge at Wairopi.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Main Camp, storage dumps, and dock areas, starting several fires.

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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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