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2nd July 1942

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Powerful force of British Royal Air Force bombers again raided Bremen and surrounding area.

Russian Front. Fighting developed in Bielgorod and Volchansk direction.

In Africa. Field Marshall Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps attack on Ei Alamein continued. Allied bombers made heavy raid on Tobruk.

In the Indian Ocean. British forces occupied island of Mayotte, between Madagascar and Africa.

Combined Chiefs of Staff approve of Arnold-Portal-Towers agreement.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Tobruk harbour during 2-3 July 1942.

Tenth Air Force. Chine Air Task Force (CATF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-40 fighters hit Hankow dock area for second consecutive day. This raid, more successful than the first, causes considerable damage. The Japanese retaliate during the night by attacking Hengyang but fail to hit the airfield.

Eleventh Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers fly photo and bombing missions to Attu which appears deserted and to Kiska and Agattu. Near misses are scored on a transport and a destroyer at Agattu.

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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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