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3rd February 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Red Army advanced in most sectors. Fierce fighting around Rjev and near Kharkov.

In Africa, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's advance slowed down. British mobile columns continued to harass the enemy.

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 on Singapore.

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 country.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). Bad weather from now until 18 February 1942, 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 February 1942) and an airfields at Kendari (9 February 1942) are repulsed by fighters attacks. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers on a shipping strike claim hits on a carrier near Sinjai.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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