Russian Front. Heavy fighting in Kharkov and Sevastopol sectors.
Africa. Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps forces were reported to be 15 miles from Matruh.
Eighth Air Force. Air echelons of 31st Fighter Group are established at Atcham
and High Ercall by this date. These are first combat personnel of VIII Fighter
Command to reach United Kingdom. HALPRO B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly a diversion
for The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Albacore attack on 2 merchant vessels at
Tenth Air Force. General Naiden becomes Commanding General Tenth
Air Force, succeeding general Brereton who departs for Middle East with General
Adler, Commanding General X Air Service Command , and several other key subordinates.
Aircraft and crews of 9th Bomber Squadron follow. This move leaves the Tenth Air
Force almost a skeleton.
Seventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) LB-30 bombers bomb installations on Wake Island. The raid takes
place during 26-27
June 1942 and
is staged through Midway.
Eleventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers drop incendiaries and fire bombs on
Kiska Harbour installations. Go To: 27th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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