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5th May 1942

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Events On This Day

Zeebrugge bombed. Stuttgart and Nantes raided for second night in succession.

In the Indian Ocean. British troops land in Madagascar and advance on Diégo Suarez naval base.

In Burma. Japanese advancing across Chinese frontier up Burma Road.

In Philippines. Japanese made landing on Corregidor at midnight.

Southeast coastal district raided by the Luftwaffe.

Forty French hostages shot for blowing up of munitions train near Cherbourg.

Eighth Air Force. General Spaatz assumes command at Bolling Field.

Tenth Air Force. On a raid against Mingaladon airfield during 4-5 May 1942, 4 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb a hangar and parked aircraft. The crews claim 40 aeroplanes destroyed but searchlights make accurate observation impossible.

M39 Minesweeper
Commissioned 5 May 1942

Z34 Destroyer
Launched 5 May 1942

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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