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14th April 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carry out daylight sweep over North France which lasted from 10 a.m., to 7:30 p.m. Night raid on industrial targets in the Ruhr and docks at Le Havre.

Russian Front, Red Army reported making good progress Northeast of Byelgorod.

In the Mediterranean, More air raids on Malta. Nine enemy planes brought down.

In Burma, On the Sittang front Chinese withdrew to north of Yedashe.

In the Indian Ocean, he British Royal Air Force (RAF) destroyed or damaged 13 Japanese flying boats in a raid on Fort Blair in the Andaman Islands.

In the Philippines, Corregidor bombed and shelled by Japanese for 5th day in succession.

In Australasia, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) bombers attacked Lae in New Guinea and Koepang in Timor.

Sir Kingsley Wood introduced the new Budget.

General. Laval appointed Chief of the Vichy Government.

In Australia, Mr. Curtin, the Prime Minister, was sworn in as Minister of Defence.

Persian Government broke with Japan.

British Government and chief of staffs accept General Marshall's BOLERO plan for Allied build up in United Kingdom for attack on Germany.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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