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25th April 1942

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Events On This Day

Rostock again raided at night. Other night targets of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers were Skoda works at Pilsen, objectives in South Germany and docks at Dunkirk. Gigantic daylight offensive sweep, including submarine targets at Cherbourg and Le Havre, Calais factory and Abbeville railway.

In Burma, Japanese on Salween front pushing Northeast from Hopong. General Alexander orders an immediate withdrawal from the Meiktila Kyaukpadaung line to the north bank of the Irrawaddy. In the Meiktila sector the Chinese 22nd Division is surrounded by the Japanese. The Chinese 5th Army drives the Japanese back from Taunggyi but cannot halt their advance towards Lashio, a position of great strategic importance.

In Australasia, Darwin bombed. 8 Japanese bombers and 3 fighters destroyed.

In north Africa, With clearer weather, air activity is resumed over the whole front. Axis formations attack Tobruk harbour, while the British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft carry out a night raid on Benghazi.

Heavy Luftwaffe night raid on Bath in England.

Washington announced landing of American troops on French island of New Caledonia.

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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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