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Diary March 8, 1942


Japanese soldiers capture the railway station of Rangoon.
Japanese soldiers capture the railway station of Rangoon.
WW2 War Diary for Sunday, March 8, 1942:

Southeast Asia

Burma: FALL OF RANGOON.

Air War

Western Europe: RAF daylight raid on Matford truck works at Poissy, near Paris.
Germany RAF night raid on Essen by 135 bombers dropping 226t; ‘Gee’ radar navigation equipment tested.

Sea War

New Guinea: Japanese land at Lae and Salamaua.

Home Fronts

Cuba: Death of J R Capablanca, diplomat, and world chess champion, 1921-27, in New York; aged 53.

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