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25th May 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Fierce attacks by Wehrmacht panzers and infantry in lsyum-Barvenkovo sector.

In Africa. Night attacks by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers on enemy landing grounds at Martuba and transport between Derna and Bomba.

In the Mediterranean. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers raided targets at Messina by night.

In Burma. United States of America bombers attacked Mingaladon and Rangoon.

In China. Heavy fighting round Kinhwa, capital of Chekiang.

In Australasia. Allied aircraft raided airfields at Rabaul and Lae. Japanese flying boats raided Port Moresby by night.

Anglo Russian treaty. Agreement on all points secured.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 4 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Rangoon during 24-25 May 1942.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Vunakanau airfield at Rabaul.

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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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