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6th April 1942

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Events On This Day

Night attack by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers on Ruhr and Rhineland in Germany.

In the Mediterranean, More mass raids on Malta.

In India, Harbours at Vizagapatam and Cocanada, in the province of Madras, bombed by Japanese aircraft.

In the Philippines, Japanese made some gains on Bataan Peninsula at a heavy cost.

In Australasia, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) attacked Rabaul and Gasmata, in New Britain, and Koepang in Dutch Timor.

Luftwaffe bombs dropped on South Coast of England.

Headquarters of the first Canadian Army, under command of Lieutenant General A. G. L. McNaughton, established in the united kingdom.

United States Navy Department, announced sinking of three more Japanese ships by United States submarines.

Tenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) DC-3's of Pan American Airways begin hauling 30,000 gals of fuel and 500 gals of lubricants from Calcutta to the airstrip at Asansol, completing the mission on the following day. This fuel, subsequently transferred via Dinjan to China, is for use by Lieutenant Colonel James H Doolittle's Tokyo raiders, already at sea aboard the carrier Hornet.

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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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