Extremely strong force of British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers raided Bremen
and surrounding area.
Russian Front. The Wehrmacht carried out heavy
panzer attacks, repelled at Kursk. The Wehrmacht 11. Armee under Erich
takes Sevastopol, although fighting rages until 9 July 1942.
In Africa. Mersa Matruh evacuated by our troops. Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Korps takes Matruh.
Eighth Air Force. Captain Charles
C Kegelman (Commanding Officer 15th Bomber Squadron), flying on mission with 12
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bostons against Hazebrouck marshalling yard,
becomes first member of Eighth Air Force to drop bombs on enemy occupied Europe.
First pilot fatality of Eighth Air Force in European Theatre of Operations is
suffered when 1st Lieutenant Alfred W Giacomini of 31st Fighter Group crashes
a Spitfire while landing at Atcham.
Tenth Air Force. Colonel Robert
C Oliver assumes command of X Air Service Command.
Fifth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit airfields
at Rabaul and Lae during 28
June 1942. Go To: 30th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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