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5th January 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers heavily attacked docks at Brest and Cherbourg during the night.

Russian Front, Russians claimed an advance of 45 miles in two days in the Crimea. Almost the whole of the Kerch peninsula cleared. New Russian offensive launched against Kharkov.

In Africa, British mobile columns active in the Jedabia area.

Far East, United States bombers hit a Japanese battleship and sank at least one enemy destroyer off Davao. West of Manila a Japanese attack repulsed with heavy losses., In Malaya, British troops made further withdrawal south of Ipoh. Chinese claimed a big victory near Changsha, in Hunan.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers from Malang stage through Samarinda during 4/5 Jan and attack shipping in Davao Bay. United States Forces in Australia (USFIA), which controls Far East Air Force (FEAF), is redesignated United States Army Forces in Australia (USAFIA), and General Brett assumes command.

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