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4th April 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers over North France. railway near St. Omer attacked.

Russian Front, Moscow announced more successes on the Leningrad front and the sinking of two Kriegsmarine transports in the Barents Sea.

In Burma, Japanese thrusting towards Burma oilfields at Yenangyaung.

In Australia, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) attacked enemy aerodromes at Lae in New Guinea and Koepang in Dutch Timor. Many Japanese aircraft destroyed over Port Darwin.

United States State Department announced that the United States of America reorganised the authority of the Free French throughout French Equatorial Africa and the Cameroons. Repatriation of some sick and wounded British and Italian prisoners began following an Anglo Italian agreement for the exchange.

United States Navy Department, announced that United States submarines had sunk at least one and probably two Japanese light cruisers near Christmas Island. Japanese ships sunk or damaged by United States Navy to date totalled 132-56 warships and 76 noncombatant vessels.

M401 Minesweeper
Launched 4 April 1942

M402 Minesweeper
Launched 4 April 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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