6 September 1942
War in the Air
Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 10: First Eighth Air Force mission to use more than fifty aircraft and first to attack more that one target: 41 aircraft sent to attack Avions Potez aircraft factory at Meaulte amd 13 to attack German airfields at St. Omer. Also sees first two aircraft lost.
Australian troops fighting in the Owen Stanley mountains are forced to pull back to the Efogi Spur
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (27 December 2007), 6 September 1942, http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_09_06.html