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Today in World War II History—June 11, 1942

Japanese Special Naval Landing Force on Kiska in Aleutian Islands, 6 Jun 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

Japanese Special Naval Landing Force on Kiska in Aleutian Islands, 6 Jun 1942 (public domain via WW2 Database)

75 Years Ago—June 11, 1942: German forces under Rommel break out of siege in “The Cauldron” near Gazala, Libya and attack near Knightsbridge.

Free French evacuate Bir Hacheim in Libya, Germans occupy fort.

US Eleventh AF in Alaska begins bombing Japanese-held Kiska in the Aleutians.

US Navy planes discover Japanese presence on Attu in the Aleutians, and US Navy PBY Catalinas bomb those positions.