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2nd April 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked Matford works at Poissy by night. Also docks at Le Havre.

Russian Front, Soviet forces made considerable advance Southeast of Kharkov.

Luftwaffe night raids on South coast of England.

Indian Congress Party replies to British proposals.

Tenth Air Force. General Brereton, Commanding General, leads 3 heavy bombers on raid on shipping in Andaman Island during 2-3 April 1942. The heavy bombers claim hits on a cruiser and a transport. 2 heavy bombers are damaged by antiaircraft and fighters, but all return to base. Earlier in the evening, a mission scheduled against Rangoon area is aborted when 1 heavy bomber crashes on take off and the other has mechanical trouble.

R183 R-boat
Launched 2 April 1942

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Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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