Diary January 17, 1942

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Pilots of the Chinese Flying Tigers are running to their planes.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, January 17, 1942:

Air War

China: American Volunteer Group led by General Chennault claims to have destroyed 90 Japanese planes over southwest China and Burma since December 7, 1941. 3 US fighters and pilots lost.

North Africa

Halfaya Pass – now far behind the front line – recaptured by British: 5,000 Axis prisoners.

Sea War

Pacific: Japanese submarine I-60 sunk near Krakatoa Island by British destroyer Jupiter.
Arctic: First attack on an Arctic convoy by U-boat. Destroyer Matabele and 1 merchant ship sunk.
Mediterranean: British destroyer Gurkha II torpedoed by U-133; Isaac Sweers (Dutch) tows her out of burning oil and rescues the crew.

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