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26th May 1942

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Events On This Day

United States of America Navy Department. Announce destroyer USS Blakeley damaged by torpedo in Caribbean Sea by U-156.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht Panzers and infantry attacks were beaten off in Barvenkovo sector.

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

In Africa. Enemy columns including tanks began advance eastward, but did not reach our main positions. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked Tmimi, Martuba and Benghazi.

In Burma. Night raids on Mingaladon by United States of America bombers.

In Australasia. Japanese flying boats again raided Port Moresby by night.

Treaty of Alliance and Mutual Assistance between Britain and Russia signed at the Foreign Office.

General Arnold, Admiral Towers, and Air Chief Marshal Portal attend Anglo-American air conference in London. Topics of discussion include allocation of aircraft and establishment of United States air forces in United Kingdom. Meeting begins at 10 Downing Street with Mr. Churchill.

Zone of Interior. Gulf Task Force, I Bomber Command is established and placed under operational control of Commander, Gulf Sea Frontier, for antisubmarine operations in Gulf of Mexico.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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