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4th August 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out extensive night attacks on targets in the Ruhr.

Russian Front. Retreat south of River Don continued. The Wehrmacht ground forces claimed capture of Voroshilovsk. In Don loop. Russians still resisting effectively.

In Australasia. Enemy shipping activity reported off Gona (Papua) area, suggesting arrival of reinforcements.

The Luftwaffe carried out daylight raids on two South coast towns. Night attacks on South and South West England and South Wales. Six out of 30 Luftwaffe raiders destroyed.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike convoy in Mediterranean during 4-5 August 1942, claiming hits on 2 merchant ships.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters sweep Japanese Headquarters at Linchwan and bomb Headquarters buildings and barracks and strafe transports.

Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) LB-30 bombers flies a photo mission and 2 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and 3 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers covered by 8 P-38 Lightning fighters escort Navy tenders to Nazan Bay. 2 4-engine seaplane bombers and a possible third are downed near Atka by 2 of the P-38 Lightning fighters, in their first aerial combat in any theatre. Weather cancels bombing mission to Kiska.

R107 R-boat
Launched 4 August 1942

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