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7th September 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front. Russians withdraw to new positions of Stalingrad. The Wehrmacht continued fighting for Novorossisk.

Eighth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of 29 dispatched, ineffectively raid the Wilton shipyards at Rotterdam in bad weather. 2 heavy bombers seek targets in vicinity of Utrecht. Heavy fighters opposition is successfully repulsed with bomber crews claiming 12 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb convoys at sea, hit other shipping, and attack Maleme airfields and Suda Bay.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and P-400 fighters strafe and bomb positions at Myola Lake and Efogi in Owen Stanley Range. P-40 fighters and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hudsons, Beauforts, and Beaufighters attack cruiser and destroyer 17 miles East Northeast of Cape Karitahua. Organised Japanese resistance in Milne Bay sector ends.

Eleventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers patrol and bomb Kiska Harbour and camp area and also patrol Tanaga. They are attacked by 3 sea fighters of which at least 1 is downed.

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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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