Russian Front, Red Army advanced in most sectors. Fierce fighting around Rjev
and near Kharkov.
In Africa, Field Marshal Erwin
advance slowed down. British mobile columns continued to harass the
Far East, Two Japanese attempts to land troops on the west coast
of Luzon were foiled and heavy losses inflicted on the enemy. Surabaya, main Dutch
naval base on island of Java, had its first air raid. Heavy Japanese air attacks
Mr. Eden announced in the House of Commons that an agreement
had been signed in Addis Ababa recognising Abyssinia as once more a free and independent
Far East Air Force (FEAF). Bad weather from now until 18
, along with effective interception by fighters, thwarts attempts
of heavy bombers in Java to deliver damaging blows on shipping and airfields in
Netherlands East Indies (NEI). B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers strikes from
Singosari against shipping at Balikpapan (8
) and an airfields at Kendari (9
) are repulsed by fighters attacks. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers on a shipping strike claim hits on a carrier near Sinjai. Go
To: 4th February Articles:
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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