The British Admiralty announced the loss of the submarine HMS Unique She was reported
overdue on 24 October 1942
she failed to arrive at Gibraltar.
Nearly 100 light British Royal Air
Force (RAF) bombers attacked Philips radio works at Eindhoven, Holland. United
States of America Flying Fortresses and Liberators raided Fives-Lille locomotive
works and airfield at Abbeville. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) night bombers
raided South West Germany, in bad weather.
North Africa. Erwin
Afrika Corps attack in Tebourba area of Tunisia penetrated one of
Russian Front. Red Army offensive continued on Central
front and in Stalingrad area against the Wehrmacht ground forces.
Australasia. In New Guinea United States of America troops broke through at a
fresh point in Buna-Gona beachhead.
Eighth Air Force. 36 United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Atelier d'Hellemmes locomotive works
at Lille while a smaller group of aircraft bomb Abbeville and Drucat airfields.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) DB-7 Douglas
Boston light bombers, with fighters escort, bomb bridge over Medjerda River at
El Bathan. P-38 Lightning fighters and F4U Corsair fighter fly patrols and reconnaissance
missions over parts of Algeria and Tunisia. In ground fighting, German attack
penetrates positions of United States 1st Armoured Division (with British First
Army) on El Guettar Mountains.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers sent to attack shipping at Tobruk fail
to locate target due to bad weather, but a few aircraft manage to bomb Misurata
and 2 enemy airfields. P-40 fighters fly top cover for Air Force aeroplanes attacking
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Lakunai airfield and town of Rabaul. B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers bomb airfields at Lae.
South Pacific (SOPAC). United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-39 fighters, strafing Munda discover trucks, steam
rollers, and other construction equipment, and evidence of 2 airstrips under construction.
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers will bomb Munda 21 times in December 1942 and
continue to hit it in January 1943, as the Japanese continue to work at building
the strips despite the constant air strikes.
Eleventh Air Force. Reconnaissance
is flown over Attu, Agattu, Amchitka, Kiska and the Semichis. Go
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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