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Diary October 2, 1942


XP-59A Airacomet
Maiden flight of the Bell XP-59A Airacomet.
WW2 War Diary for Friday, October 2, 1942:

Air War

USA: Maiden flight of Bell XP-59 Airacomet, the first Allied jet fighter (2 Whittle-type engines), from Muroc Dry Lake, California.

Sea War

Atlantic: Cruiser Curacoa rammed and cut in two by Queen Mary (carrying 15,000 American troops) off Donegal; 338 killed.
German U-boat U-512 sunk by Douglas B-18 bomber off Devil’s Island.

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