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2nd August 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force Spitfires attacked railway targets and barges in Low Countries.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht forces south of lower Don making rapid 3 prong advance. Two thrusts reached junction on Caucasus-Stalingrad railway third aimed at Yeisk, on Sea of Azov.

In Africa. Air warfare continued unabated, especially heavy attacks on Tobruk and other enemy ports,

In Australasia. Allied bombers continued attacks on Japanese in Papua and on naval units in Banda Sea.

East and South coastal raids by single Luftwaffe aircraft. Three raiders destroyed at night.

Fifth Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers flies unsuccessful strike against cargo vessel 5 miles south of Salamaua while another bombs Gona.

R9 R-boat
Sunk 2 August 1942

R11 R-boat
Sunk 2 August 1942

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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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