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9th January 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced that the cruiser HMS Galatea had been sunk by U-557 on 15 December 1941, whilst 35 miles west of Alexandria, HMS Galatea was returning to harbour with the Mediterranean Fleet when struck.

Russian Front, Russians advancing from Kaluga captured, three more towns and entered the province of Smolensk.

In the Mediterranean, Malta had its 200th raid in five weeks. Major General Beak, VC appointed General Officer Commanding troops in Malta in succession to Major General Scobell.

Far East, In Malaya an all day battle North of Kuala Lumpur resulted in heavy casualties on both sides. Lull in the fighting in the Philippines. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers attacked Japanese air base at Raheng, in Thailand.

Far East Air Force (FEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, flying out of Kendari, strike shipping in Davao Bay.

M467 Minesweeper
Launched 9 January 1942

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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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