20 May 1942

  • German submarine U-431 sank British ship Eocene 10 miles off Sollum, Egypt; all 43 aboard survived. ww2dbase [Sollum | CPC]
23 Jun 1942

  • Axis forces crossed the Libyan-Egyptian border and marched toward the Allied defensive positions at Mersa Matruh, Egypt 100 miles to the east, engaging units of the British 7th Armoured Division en route at Sollum. ww2dbase [Battle of Mersa Matruh | Sollum | CPC]

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis

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