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Diary July 15, 1942


Formation of Spitfire Vb's
Formation of Spitfire Vb’s of 81 squadron.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, July 15, 1942:

Air War

Western Europa: 200 Spitfire Mk Vs carry out offensive sweep over Northern France. Wing Commander ‘Paddy’ Finucane – 21-year-old ‘ace’ (32 victories) – shot down and killed by machine gun fire near Le Touquet.

Neutrals

Argentina: Death of ex-President Ortiz; aged 55.

Sea War

Arctic – Operation EON 18: Russian destroyer squadron transferred from Vladivostok to Kola Inlet, via Bering Street (July 15 – October 14).

Home Fronts

Brazil: Petrol rationing introduced.

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