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27th April 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carry out offensive sweeps over North France. Night raids on Cologne and Trondheim

Russian Front, Russians announced capture of Borok, west of Lake Ilmen.

In the Mediterranean, Two air raids on Malta.

In Burma, Japanese advancing on Lashio.

In Australasia, Darwin bombed by Japanese air force bombers.

Luftwaffe night raid on Norwich in England.

United States Navy Department, announced loss of destroyer Sturtevant.

Eighth Air Force. Advanced Echelon (ADVON) of Headquarters, Eighth Air Force and of bomber, fighters and base commands, along with 15th Bomber Squadron, 2d Air Depot Group, and a weather detachments totalling about 1,800 men, sail from Boston for United Kingdom.

Fifth Air Force. In Australia, United States Army Air Services under General Lincoln takes over responsibility as an administrative, supply, maintenance, and engineering command under Allied Air Force.

Eighth Air Force. VIII Ground Air Support Command (GASC) is activated at Bolling Field.

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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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