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26th August 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian aircraft carried out severe attacks on the following German cities Berlin, Danzig; Koenigsberg, Stettin and Tilsit. Russians make 7 counterattacks North West of Stalingrad.

Russian Front. Russians announced advance in regions of Rzhev and Kalinin.

In Australasia. Japanese made fresh landings at Milne Bay, on Southeast tip of New Guinea, in the face of heavy air opposition.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, which have moved temporarily from Central China to Yunnani, bomb Lashio, an important rail centre, highway junction, and air base. Covering P-40 fighters strafe numerous targets and shoot down at least 2 fighters.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, B-26 Marauder medium bombers, and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, plus Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hudsons, pound forces in Milne Bay. A large transport is damaged and most of the supplies on the beachheads East of Rabi are destroyed. P-400 fighters strafe airfields at Buna.

Eleventh Air Force. Photo mission aborted over Atka due to weather.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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