Russian Front. The Wehrmacht claimed Southern advance to be within 15 miles of
Stalingrad. Russians gained more ground in Kletskaya area.
Field Marshal Erwin
forces launched attacks on 8th Army southern flank in El Hemeimat
In Australasia. Allied Headquarters announced withdrawal of Japanese
troops from Milne Bay, Papua, with heavy losses, Severe fighting in Kokoda area.
The United States of America. Navy Department. Announced that the aircraft carrier
Saratoga was damaged by torpedoes from Japanese submarine.
Force. XII Bomber Commands is assigned to Twelfth Air Force with Headquarters
at High Wycombe.
United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF).
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack aircraft
on a landing ground, and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers raid harbour at Tobruk.
P-40 fighters of 66th Fighter Squadron, 57th Group, escort The British Royal Air
Force (RAF) bombers during raid on Maryut. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, in conjunction
with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bostons, attack troop concentrations and
military vehicles as battle of Alam-el-Halfa begins along the El Alamein line.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers
from China bomb Myitkyina for second consecutive day.
Fifth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb airfield at Lae. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb ammunition
dump at Buna. P-400 fighters strafe positions at Wairopi and P-40 fighters bomb
landing barges and strafe gun positions in Milne Bay area where Australian ground
forces now take the offensive.
Eleventh Air Force. Of 2 United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flying weather, reconnaissance
and patrol missions over Tanaga, 1 returns due to weather. M131
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