North Africa. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out extensive
attacks on the following docks at Bizerta, Tunis and La Goulette.
Libya. Field Marshall Erwin
Afrika Corps forces evacuated Nofilia.
In Burma. The British
Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out extensive raids on Akyab and surrounding
In Australasia. United States of America bombers raided Japanese
base at Munda, New Georgia.
Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, with P-38 Lightning fighters
escort, hit Bizerte harbour and shipping offshore. Direct hit scored on 1 vessel
Attacks by fighters result in loss of 1 heavy bomber and 4 fighters. 3 enemy fighters
are destroyed and others damaged. B-26 Marauder medium bombers and P-38 Lightning
fighters escorts attack marshalling yard at Sousse, hitting station, roundhouse,
and other buildings, tracks, and a train. Heavy antiaircraft accounts for 2 medium
bombers. DB-7 Douglas Boston light bombers, with fighters escort, hit landing
ground and dispersal area near Mateur and attack railroad yards in the town. P-38
Lightning fighters and P-40 fighters fly reconnaissance missions and sweeps over
Tunisia and attack ground targets, including a train North of Sfax and trucks
near Sainte-Marie-du-Zit. C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft continue transport
missions in North West Africa.
Ninth Air Force. 93d Bomber Group, Eighth
Air Force, is attached to IX Bomber Command for operations. P-40 fighters fly
reconnaissance and patrol as British Eighth Army's lead division, 2d New Zealand,
clashes with enemy rear guards at Nofilia. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
hit shipping and harbour installations at Sousse. The British Royal Air Force
(RAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, under IX Bomber Command, follow with raid
on same target during 18-19
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
A-20 Havoc light bombers hit positions at Kurenada in Cape Endaiadere area where
Allied ground forces launch concerted assault. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
attack convoy in Astrolabe Bay off Madang, while B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
bomb Alexishafen area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields at Lae and
attack the convoy off Madang and a transport North West of Lorengau.
Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers flies reconnaissance over Kiska, Attu, Agattu, and Semichis.
Commissioned 18 December 1942 Go To: 19th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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