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5th October 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out a major bombing raid on Western Germany.

Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces offensive in the factory district of Stalingrad met with some success against valiant Russian defence.

In Australasia. Attack by United States carrier borne aircraft on Japanese surface shipping and bases in Solomons resulted in sinking of one destroyer and damage to another.

United States of America bombers raided Japanese camp at Kiska.

State of siege proclaimed in Trondheim following acts of sabotage.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack convoy off Buna. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit antiaircraft positions at Sanananda Point and bomb village of Sanananda. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb airfields at Buna and also hit Rabaul airfields.

Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 3 P-38 Lightning fighters and 3 P-39 fighters abort a bombing, weather, and photo mission over Kiska due to weather.

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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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