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5th November 1942

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Events On This Day

In Egypt. Eighth Army continued its pursuit of the Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps throughout the day.

Russian Front. All Wehrmacht ground forces attacks all held in Stalingrad and in the Caucasus.

In Madagascar. Hostilities ceased and an armistice was signed.

In Australasia. Allied ground forces in New Guinea continued their advance from Kokoda towards Buna. United States of America troops on Guadalcanal repulsed the Japanese ground force counter-attacks.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). General Montgomery announces victory of British Eighth Army in Egypt. 10 Corps, pushing rapidly West, overcomes rearguard action near Fuka. As Field Marshal Erwin Rommel retreats West from El Alamein, P-40s bomb targets on Fuka road and patrol Sidi Hanaish area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers also bomb motor transports.

Tenth Air Force. India Air Task Force (IATF) carry out raid on Rangoon.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers unsuccessfully attack schooner near Arawe.

Eleventh Air Force. Weather reconnaissance is flown over Kiska and Little Kiska.

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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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