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6th November 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made daylight raids on Osnabrück and other places in North West Germany. Two hundred British Royal Air Force (RAF) Spitfires engaged in one sweep over Northern France. Heavy night raid carried out on Genoa.

In the Mediterranean. The British Admiralty announced that our Submarines had sunk six enemy vessels.

In Egypt. Remnants of Erwin Rommel's Panzer army driven west of Fuka mopping up of Italian divisions in progress.

Russian Front. Fierce fighting continued in the area of Stalingrad.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit harbours of Tobruk and Bengasi, scoring hits on 2 vessels. Heavy rains delay British pursuit of retreating enemy in Matruh area.

Fifth Air Force. A single United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attacks destroyer off South tip of New Ireland. No hits are scored. General MacArthur arrives in Port Moresby, where Advanced Echelon (ADVON) of General Headquarters opens to direct operation.

Eleventh Air Force. Weather aeroplane is forced back near Kiska.

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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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