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25th July 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian warships sank two transports in Gulf of Finland.

Strong force of British Royal Air Force bombers again raided Duisburg by night and many Russian bombers attacked Koenigsberg.

Russian Front. It was announced that the Wehrmacht broke through in one Rostov sector, fighting at Voronezh, Novocherkassk and Tsimlyanskaya.

In the Mediterranean. Allied heavy bombers raided Crete.

In Africa. Land operations again confined to patrol and artillery engagements. A Enemy reconnaissance planes over Nile Delta were destroyed or damaged.

In Australasia. Japanese flying boats made first raid on. Townsville, Queensland. United States Navy Department. Announced sinking of five more Japanese ships by United States submarines.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). Reinforcements begin arriving from United States as air echelon of 344th Squadron of 98th Bomber Group reaches Palestine.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and P-39 fighters pound barges and concentrations at Gona and troops on the Gona and Kokoda trails. Japanese forces push to Oivi, within 6 miles of Kokoda.

South Pacific (SOPAC). Daily search missions over South Solomons are begun from New Caledonia.

M365 Minesweeper
Launched 25 July 1942

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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