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4th September 1942

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Events On This Day

United States of America Flying Fortresses heavy bombers carried out a major daylight raid on Rouen and surrounding area. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out intensive large-scale night attack on Bremen and surrounding area. While Soviet air force bombers raided Budapest, Vienna, Breslau and Koenigsberg.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht progress South West of Stalingrad halted by Russian defence.

In Africa. Field marshals Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps armoured divisions withdrew to the west under pressure from our forces.

Attacks were carried out by bomb and rifle fire on several police stations in Northern Ireland.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, in conjunction with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy, attack convoy at sea. 2 merchant ships are reported sunk and 1 left burning. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bostons, repelling counterattacks during Alam-el-Halfa battle, hit troop concentrations and vehicles, while P-40 fighters, operating with The British Royal Air Force (RAF), escort bombers and engage in combat over battle area, claiming 1 fighters destroyed.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters bomb and strafe forces in Milne Bay area at Goroni, Wagga Wagga, Ahioma, and North of Lilihoa. Australian ground forces pushing East along Milne Bay reach Goroni. Japanese begin evacuation of the area.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers and 1 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb and patrol Nazan and Kuluk Bays, but bombing of Kiska is cancelled due to weather.

M495 Minesweeper
Launched 4 September 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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