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29th July 1942

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Events On This Day

Fighters made many daylight raids over Northern France. Strong force of bombers attacked Saarbruecken at night.

Russian Front. Fierce fighting round Voronezh and at Tsimlyanskaya. Bataisk and South West of Kletskaya.

In Australasia. Allied ground patrols repulsed Japanese from positions near Kokoda.

Birmingham was the Luftwaffe's main night target, 8 Luftwaffe raiders destroyed.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-24 Banshee dive bombers, with P-39 fighters escort, and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft attack shipping off Gona, partially frustrating Japanese attempts to land more troops and supplies. Japanese recapture Kokoda, which they temporarily lost the previous day.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 5 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb vessels and installations in Kiska Harbour area with unobserved results due to clouds.

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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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