Russian Front, Moscow reported that many towns and villages in the Smolensk area
had been recaptured, Kuibishev radio stated that Marshal Semyon Timoshenko's armies
had pierced the Wehrmacht defences on the Kharkov front.
Field Marshal Erwin
troops reached Derna.
Far East, The Dutch and Japanese
forces still battling for Amboyna. Chinese troops captured Cheng Mook-Tou, 30
miles from Hong Kong Another Japanese attack in the Philippines broken up. More
air raids on Singapore. Koepang, capital of Dutch Timor, bombed and machine-gunned.
British and Indian troops continued to hold the Salween line in Burma.
Lord Beaverbrook appointed Minister of War Production. Sir Andrew Duncan became
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