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25th February 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Fierce battles continued on the Smolensk front. Lichninskaya, on the Kharkov front reported recaptured by Russians.

Far East, Batavia announced sinking of five large Japanese transports in the Macassar Strait. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and American Volunteer Group (AVG) in Burma destroyed at least 30 enemy bombers and sunk two enemy river boats.

Air War Plans Division (AWPD) recommends removal of GYMNAST from list of current projects. This proposal, if adopted, would leave Eighth Air Force uncommitted to any operation.

United States Army Forces in the British Isles (USAFBI). General Chaney instructs General Eaker and staff to VIII Bomber Command to proceed to Headquarters, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bomber Command for study of bombing operations, and to make reconnaissance of certain airfields and submit plans for reception and assignment of Army Air Forces
units.

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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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