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6th July 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Russians retired at some points West of Voronezh. North of Orel Russians launched attack.

In Burma. Enemy troop concentrations on Chindwin River bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers.

In Australasia. Allied bombers raided Lae and Salamaua and made night raids on Solomons and Dutch Timor.

Eighth Air Force. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) invites Eighth to share membership in important The British Royal Air Force (RAF) operational committees dealing with targets, operational research, interception, and bomber operations. VIII Air Force Services Command sets up Headquarters at Bushy Park with General Frank as Commanding General. 6 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers arrive in United Kingdom via North Atlantic ferry route.

Tenth Air Force. Chine Air Task Force (CATF) United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb waterfront at Canton, marking their initial action against coastal facilities of Japanese held Chinese ports.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 1 LB-30 bomber fly bombing and weather missions to Kiska. Results are not observed.

Sixth Air Force. The Kriegsmarine U-boat, U-153, is damaged in attack by aircraft of 59th Bomber Squadron off Panama, 12-50N 72-21W. The U-boat is sunk a week later by United States destroyer USS Landsdowne.

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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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