In the Mediterranean. Syracuse bombed by the British Royal
Air Force (RAF) bombers.
In Africa. Attacks at Bir Hacheim again repulsed.
In the Indian Ocean. British occupied ports of Vohemar and
In China. General Stilwell, Brereton and Chennault arrived
In Australasia. Allied submarine sank enemy transport and
two supply ships.
In the Pacific. Japanese aircraft attacked Midway island.
Special Service troops made reconnaissance raid in Boulogne-Le
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Mr. Molotov left Washington on his return journey to Moscow
Army Air Forces. Schedule, with tables of composition and
strength, indicating total of 3,649 aeroplanes, is set up
for Army Air Forces in United Kingdom.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) 2 heavy
bombers bomb Rangoon, but are attacked by 10 fighters. 1 heavy
bomber is shot down and the other badly damaged. This raid
ends 2 months of harassing strikes against Rangoon soon all
heavy bombers are grounded by monsoon.
Seventh Air Force. Battle of Midway. 4 B-26 Marauder medium
bombers, in conjunction with Navy torpedo bombers, attack
carrier 2 of the medium bombers are shot down. In further
morning action 14 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack
a Task Force approaching Midway at a distance of 145 miles
they claim several hits on carriers and 2 Zeros shot down.
In late afternoon 2 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers attack
carrier force at 31-40N 179-10W, claiming hits on a battleship
and a carrier and 3 aeroplanes shot down. 4 other B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers claim a hit on heavy cruiser 185 miles
from Midway. 6 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, en route
to Midway from Hawaii, bomb ships 170 miles from Midway, claiming
hits on a burning carrier, the Hiryu, hit earlier in the battle,
and a destroyer, which is claimed sunk.
Eleventh Air Force. A carrier borne force strikes again as
11 bombers, 10 fighters, and 8 torpedo bombers attack Dutch
Harbour in several waves. 2 P-40 fighters intercept 4 bombers
just before noon over Umnak Pass and shoot down 3. During
the afternoon P-40 fighters intercept 9 fighters. A dogfight
claims one enemy aircraft and one P-40, the Eleventh's first
combat casualty. Antiaircraft fire claims another Japanese
bomber. During the afternoon 2 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers and 5 B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack the carrier
force, and 3 more B-26 Marauder medium bombers strike the
cruiser Takao. No hits are scored. 1 B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers and 1 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fail to return.
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