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2nd January 1942

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The British Admiralty announced that British naval units in the Mediterranean had sunk one Italian and two Kriegsmarine U-boats and taken prisoners the crews. Bomber Command made night attack on naval bases at Brest and St. Nazaire.

Russian Front, Moscow reported recapture of Malo Yaroslavets, north of Kaluga.

In the Mediterranean, Night raid on Naples by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers.

In Africa, South African troops and British tanks captured Bardia, 8,000 Axis prisoners.

Far East, Manila occupied by the Japanese. Fighting going on to the north of the city. In Malaya three attacks were made by enemy on the Perak front. Landing in Lower Perak repulsed. Enemy occupied outskirts of Kuantan. Two air raids on Rangoon, and one on Singapore.

Twenty-six powers signed a joint declaration at Washington, binding themselves not to make a separate armistice or peace with the enemy.

Alaska Defence Command. The United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 77th Bomber Squadron joins the 28th Composite Group and the 11th Pursuit Squadron joins the Provisional Interceptor Command, Alaska. Alaskan air strength is now 2 Pursuit and 3 bomber squadrons.

M36 Minesweeper
Commissioned 2 January 1942

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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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