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12 Oct 1942

Australia British Western Pacific Territories China
  • While in China, Milton Miles received a cable from Washington DC, United States informing him of his assignment to the OSS. The cable contained very little detail on what this assignment entailed. ww2dbase [Milton Miles | CPC]
Hawaii United Kingdom
  • Winston Churchill was presented at Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom with the Freedom of the City. ww2dbase [Winston Churchill | Edinburgh, Scotland | AC]
  • The Assistant Chief of Air Staff (Policy) distributed a memorandum formally announcing the British Cabinet's decision to conduct unrestricted air warfare against Germany, Italy and Japan. ww2dbase [AC]

12 Oct 1942 Interactive Map

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