The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bostons bombers, accompanied by 209 Spitfires,
raided docks at Havre, other fighter squadrons made sweeps from Cherbourg to Fécamp
In North Africa. Oran captured by United States of America troops
resistance continued at Casablanca, where United States dive-bombers and warships
bombarded the harbour. It was announced that British troops and British Royal
Air Force (RAF) had landed in North Africa.
In Egypt. British forces
advancing on the coast road drove the Erwin
Afrika Corps from Sidi Barrani and engaged his rearguard at Buq Buq.
Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces attacks were repulsed at
Stalingrad and round Nalchik. Russians made progress at Tuapse and on the Leningrad
In Australasia. In New Guinea the Japanese main forces were ejected
from Oivi with heavy losses. On Guadalcanal United States of America ground forces
continued to attack.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Spitfires escort
convoy, fly reconnaissance, and attack tanks and other vehicles in Oran area.
72 P-40s of 33d Fighter Group, catapulted from United States carrier USS Chenango
land in Port Lyautey area. French Admiral Darlan broadcasts orders for French
forces in North Africa to cease resistance against Allies.
Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit Bengasi harbour. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
hit Candia harbour.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb antiaircraft positions and supply dumps along
Sanananda-Soputa trail. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit positions at Soputa a Australian
ground forces push Japanese from Oivi toward mouth of the Kumusi.
Air Force. Reconnaissance is flown over Attu, Semichi, Segula, Alaid, and Kiska
islands. 5 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 1 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
bomb Kiska, but they cannot bomb Kiska submarine base and return with some bombs.
2 P-38 Lightning fighters and 1 OA-10 fly local air coverage. Go To:
11th November Articles:
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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