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8th January 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out intensive night attacks on Brest and Cherbourg.

Russian Front, Soviet pressure continued all along the front. Offensive against Kharkov making steady progress.

In Africa, British pursuit in Libya slowed down by bad weather. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel starting to withdrawing towards Agheila.

Far East, Heavy fighting in Malaya between the Slim River and Kuala Lumpur. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers twice raided Bangkok. An American submarine sank four Japanese ships in the Pacific. In the Philippines, Japanese bringing up reinforcements.

General Chaney designated Commanding General United States Army Forces in the British Isles (USAFBI), continues as Chief Special Observer Group, United States Army (SPOBS).

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Sources

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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