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31st July 1942

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Events On This Day

Boston bombers raided St. Malo docks and aerodrome at Abbeville. 11 enemy fighters destroyed for eight British escort fighters missing. Heavy night raid on Duesseldorf, causing great destruction. 31 of our aircraft missing.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht continued attacks South West of Kletskaya repulsed with great loss. South Rostov the Wehrmacht made further progress,

In Australasia. Heavy Allied raids on targets in New Guinea, New Britain, Solomon and elsewhere.

In China. During night operations on 30 July 1942 and 31 July 1942 United States fighters destroyed, 17 Japanese aircraft in battles round Hengyang.

Units of Provisional Troop Carrier Command are organised in United Kingdom.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). The complete air echelon of 57th Fighter Group, commanded by Colonel Frank H Mears, has arrived in Palestine by this date, 12th Bomber Group commanded by Colonel Charles G Goodrich, is now arriving in Palestine. Thus United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF) has P-40 fighters and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers to add to its B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit Gona and a nearby transport which had been previously damaged, and bomb Kukum Beach and Lunga landing strip on North coast of Guadalcanal as United States invasion forces leave Fiji Island for the Solomons.

South Pacific (SOPAC). Colonel LaVerne G Saunders leads 9 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of his 11th Bomber Group from Efate on strike against Guadalcanal, bombing landing strip and area about Lunga Point. From this date until 7 August 1942, the 11th Group flies 56 strike and 22 search sorties in support of the invasion of Guadalcanal.

Seventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, from Midway, flies photo reconnaissance of Wake Island. The heavy bomber is intercepted by 6 fighters. In the ensuing fight United States gunners claim 4 fighters destroyed.

Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 1 LB-30 bomber fly weather and photo reconnaissance. Weather cancels combat mission to Kiska.

M459 Minesweeper
Launched 31 July 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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