This Day in History: 1942-10-26

In North Africa, following the 1st Battalion’s carrier attack on German positions on Point 62 on 23rd October, the enemy had retaliated on the 24th with a noisy attack by 28 Ju-87 Stuka aircraft on the Battalion’s position.  This threw up huge clouds of dust but hurt nobody.  Enemy shelling increased over the following two days and on the 26th October 225 medium shells fell in the Battalion area, but no follow-up attack to exploit the shelling took place.

A Ju-87 Stuka captured in North Africa