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9th February 1942

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Events On This Day

Russian Front, Red Army units made a further advance in the Donetz area.

In the Mediterranean, The British Admiralty announced the torpedoing of two enemy supply vessels by naval torpedo bombers on the night of 6 February 1942.

In Africa, British forces made contact with enemy 12 miles west of Gazala.

Far East, Strong Japanese forces landed on the North West corner of Singapore Island. Batavia raided by Japanese aircraft. Japanese claimed to have crossed the Salween River, in Burma.

The French liner Normandie, now United States auxiliary ship Lafayette, caught tire and capsized in New York harbour.

Seventh Air Force. 12 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers are detached and released to Commander-in-Chief, Pacific (CINCPAC) for assignment to Task Force 11 for operations in South Pacific.

Fifth Air Force. Between this day and 18 February 1942, heavy bombers fly at least 14 missions, but they result in claims of only 3 hits on shipping.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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