World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF INDIA: Over the Bay

The Japanese invaded India. When their warships and planes struck in the Bay of Bengal, they struck as directly at the troubled mainland as if their troops had landed in Calcutta.

If the Japs win the Bay of Bengal, they will have all but won the Battle of India. They did not win the Bay last week. But they inflicted terrible naval losses on the British. Near the key island of Ceylon, at the southwestern entrance to the Bay of Bengal, R.A.F. fighters knocked down at least 75 Jap planes. Yet, after a...

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