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 which threw up huge clouds of dust but hurt nobody.  Enemy shelling increased over the following 2 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.