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9th July 1942

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Events On This Day

Russians sank two transports and tanker in Baltic. Russian Front. Stubborn fighting west of Voronezh and round Rossosh.

In the Mediterranean. Thirteen enemy aircraft shot down over Malta.

In Africa. Our mobile columns engaged enemy units and forced them to move northwards.

In China. Chinese recaptured Nancheng, Ihuang, Tsungjen and Changsuchen.

In Australia. Allied aircraft raided Dilli in Portuguese Timor.

Eighth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters arrive in United Kingdom via North Atlantic route, this being the first time single seater Army Air Forces aircraft have flown this route.

United States Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers dispatched against shipping are attacked by fighters; 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers is lost and the others return to base without bombing targets.

Eleventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly photo, weather, and bombing missions to Kiska but return with the bombs due to weather.

M468 Minesweeper
Launched 9 July 1942

M469 Minesweeper
Launched 9 July 1942

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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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