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5th July 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. All organised Russian resistance in the Crimea has ceased. The IV Panzergruppe reaches the Don in the area of Voronezh, meeting with bitter resistance from the enemy in the central sector the Wehrmacht moved to better positions in the the Smolensk area.

In Africa. The British land and air forces continued to attack in the area of El Alamein.

United States of America. United States submarine torpedoed Japanese destroyer near Kiska, Aleutian.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb harbour and ships at Bengasi during 4-5 July 1942.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack Lae and Salamaua.

Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber flies a weather mission.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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