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28th January 1942

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Events On This Day

Night attack carried out by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers on Boulogne area, the docks at Rotterdam and objectives in Munster.

Russian Front, Russian troops advancing in direction of Smolensk from Staraya, Toropa and Zapadnaya Dvina. Further Russian progress towards Yelnia.

Far East, In Malaya, heavy fighting around Rengit, 50 miles from Singapore. Government Straits Settlements issued orders for the evacuation of all persons and livestock from coastal strip one mile wide on the Northern shore of Singapore Island, Eight enemy raiders shot down in a daylight attack on Rangoon. In the Dutch Indies stiff resistance offered 10 Japanese landings at Kendari and Sempara in the Celebes. Nine enemy air raids on Emmahaven, in Sumatra.

Eighth Air Force. Activated at Savannah airbase, Colonel A N Duncan commanding. Originally designated as the air element of GYMNAST.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers from Malang and Palembang attack airfields at Kendari and Kuala Lumpur.

Hawaiian Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of Task group 8.9 fly unsuccessful antisubmarine mission from Canton Island.

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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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