North Africa. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out extensive
raids on the following areas Sfax, Susa, Bizerta, Tunis, and La Goulette.
In Libya. Eighth Army, hindered by mines continued pursuit of Erwin
Afrika Corps ground forces West of El Agheila.
Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces advance was halted South West of Stalingrad
by extremely stubborn Russian defence.
In India. Two Japanese raids
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack El Aouina airfield while B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers bomb harbour area. Other B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers hit
harbour at Bizerte. F4U Corsair fighter fly several photo reconnaissance missions
over coastal Tunisia covering area from Bizerte to Gabes, fighters fly routine
patrols, and C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft carry out numerous courier and transport
missions in North West Africa.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, opening Ninth Air Force offensive
against Tunisian ports, hit railroad yard, repair shop, and roundhouse at Sfax.
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, operationally
controlled by IX Bomber Command, hit Naples harbour during 15-16
December 1942. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-40 fighters strike at retreating
troops and vehicles between El Agheila and Merduma, as 2d New Zealand Division
drives to coast in Merduma area to obstruct the retreating forces.
Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers hit forces
along Mambare River while a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs wrecked ship at
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
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