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4th March 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, General Boldin demanded surrender of Orel encircled by Red Army. Red Army pushing forward towards Yelna.

Far East, Japanese continued to advance in Java; Bandoeng new, seat of Government, bombed four times. In Burma, Japanese crossed River Sittang and reached Waw, 15 miles West. In the Philippines, United States bombers sunk more than 30,000 tons of enemy shipping in Subic Bay; Japanese fighters machine-gunned installations at Darwin, Australia. Australian planes raided Japanese airfields and shipping at Gasmata, New Britain.

Disclosure of safe arrival of a further large contingent of American troops in Northern Ireland.

Seventh Air Force. A lone Japanese aircraft attempts to attack Honolulu but drops its bombs short of the city. Overcast conditions prevent successful pursuit by Seventh Air Force aeroplanes.

R94 R-boat
Launched 4 March 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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