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2nd May 1942

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Artic convoy attacks continue cruiser HMS Edinburgh again torpedoed by the Kriegsmarine destroyers, Z7 Hermann Schoemann, Z 24 and Z 25, HMS Edinburgh was then scuttled by a final torpedo from the British destroyer HMS Foresight to prevent possible capture, one Kriegsmarine destroyer Z7 Hermann Schoemann was sunk, and another damaged.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked shipping off Norwegian coast on night 1-2 May 1942.

In Africa. American service troops officially announced in Middle East.

In Burma. Japanese advance North of Lashio.

In Australasia. Allies attacked shipping at Rabaul. Four out of 15 Japanese fighters destroyed over Port Moresby.

Dr. H. Evatt, Australian Minister for External Affairs, arrived in England.

Adolf Hitler Italian slaves in Italy the Reich Ministry of Labour has a labour recruiting service with headquarters in Rome and assembling centres at Milan, Como, Verona and Treviso. The Italian metal ` and engineering industry in the summer of 1941 employed 990,000 workers, a quarter of whom were women. Up to September 1941 some 40,000 workers of the metal industry were placed at the disposal of Germany, During the winter of 1941 to 1942 further thousands of metal workers were released for deportation to Germany by means of a lengthening of working hours. In the Nazi semi-official survey Italy is discussed immediately after the annexed Protectorate and Generalitat, and before Slovakia, which has a protected status. (I.T.F.)

Z7 Hermann Schoemann Destroyer
Sunk 2 May 1942

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HMS Edinburgh

Z7 Hermann Schoemann Destroyer

Z 24 Destroyer

Z 25 Destroyer

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