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28th May 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Fierce Wehrmacht ground forces assault repelled in lzyum-Barvenkovo sector by valiant Russian defenders.

In the Mediterranean. Aerodrome at Catania, Sicily, raided by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers.

In Africa. Heavy fighting between armoured forces round Knightsbridge.

In China. Kinhwa besieged from all sides by the Japanese.

In Australasia. United States of America submarines sank or damaged four enemy ships.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack airfields at Lae.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers flies the first armed reconnaissance mission from the secretly constructed airfield at Umnak over the Aleutian Chain, but finds no sign of the enemy. XI Fighter Command elements are now deployed at Umnak (P-40 fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters), Cold Bay (P-40 fighters), Kodiak (P-39 fighters), and Fort Richardson (P-38 Lightning fighters, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Kittyhawks).

Zone of Interior, United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 2 fighters squadrons (58th and 59th) of 33d Fighter Group begin deployment from East coast for defence of West coast. Some heavy bomber units in West are redeployed for better defence against Japanese Navy.

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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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