8 November 1942
War in the Air
Eighth Air Force Heavy Bomber Mission No. 17: 38 aircraft dispatched to attack industrial targets at Lille, 15 to attack airfield at Abbeville/ Drucat. One aircraft lost.
Start of Operation Torch. Petain orders French troops in North Africa to resist the Allies. Some do, but Algiers falls on the first day.
How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 8 November 1942 , http://www.historyofwar.org/secondworldwar/date/1942_11_08.html
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