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3rd April 1942

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The British Admiralty announced loss of destroyer HMS Heythrop on 20 March 1942 by the U-652 after firing for torpedoes of which only hit HMS Heythrop, and was then taken in tow by the British destroyer HMS Eridge towards Tobruk, but foundered five hours later.

In the Mediterranean, Heavy raids on Malta. During March 59 enemy aircraft were destroyed over Malta, 23 probably destroyed and 94 damaged.

In Burma, British forces withdrew from Prome to positions north of the town. Mandalay heavily bombed.

In India, Flying Fortresses of United States Air Forces in India attacked Japanese shipping in the Andaman Islands.

In Australia, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) made another heavy raid on Koepang. Port Darwin raided five of the raiders destroyed.

Tenth Air Force. 6 heavy bombers from Asansol bomb warehouses and docks at Rangoon, starting 3 large fires. 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers fails to return.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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