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8th February 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced loss of the a Tribal-class destroyer HMS Matabele on 17 January 1942 which was sunk by U-454 after firing one torpedo. Luftwaffe bomber shot down off Belgian coast.

Russian Front, Heavy fighting near Schlusselburg in the Leningrad sector.

In Africa, Little change in the land situation. British holding defence lines in Gazala area. Night raid by Axis aircraft on Alexandria.

Far East, Japanese reported to have landed on Ubin Island in Johore Strait. In the Philippines, heavy aerial bombardment of MacArthur's positions.

Dr. Fritz Todt, Adolf Hitler's chief engineer, killed in a plane crash in Russia.

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