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6th May 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced loss of HMS Jaguar (destroyer) on 26 March 1942 by the U-652.

In sweeps over Northern France, Calais, Boulogne and power station at Caen were attacked. Stuttgart and Nantes raided for third night in succession.

In Africa. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers raid Benghazi harbour.

In the Indian Ocean. Antsirana, chief town in harbour of Diégo Suarez, Madagascar, captured on night of 6-7 May 1942.

In Burma. United States bombers attacked Rangoon aerodrome. Chinese occupied Maymyo.

In the Philippines. Corregidor falls to the Japanese after five months siege.

In Australasia. Allied air attacks on Lae and Rabaul.

Southeast and South West coastal towns were attacked by a few Luftwaffe aircraft.

Tenth Air Force. Mingaladon airfield is hit for second consecutive night. 3 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers score direct hits on fuel dump at the field.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers unsuccessfully attack shipping in Bougainville area.

R101 R-boat
Launched 6 May 1942

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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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