The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers carried out a major night time raid
on Stuttgart and surrounding areas.
Russian Front. Battle of Stalingrad,
The situation for the Wehrmacht attackers of Stalingrad seems desperate during
the Russian counter-attack Operation Uranus, and General Friedrich
a telegram saying that the German 6. Armee is surrounded. Soviet troops
had advanced 40 to 50 miles and taken 13,000 Wehrmacht prisoners.
Burma. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and United States of America bombers
raided Akyab, Magwe and Mandalay.
Eighth Air Force. 11 United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Lorient-Keroma 17 U-boat base.
Twelfth Air Force. United States heavy bombers based at Algiers move back
to Tafaraoui because of enemy bombing raids on Maison Blanche airfield. P-38 Lightning
fighters of 14th Group move into Youks-les-Bains airfield.
Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40s patrol over Derna area.
Tenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers inflict
heavy damage on railroad centre at Mandalay.
Fifth Air Force. United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers pound trails around Sanananda
while B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit Buna area. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit airfields at Lae and barges between Lae and
Salamaua, and attack warships 68 miles Southwest of Arawe and elsewhere in the
South Pacific (SOPAC). The critical lack of aircraft repair
and maintenance facilities is alleviated somewhat by the arrival of the 13th Air
Depot and the 6th and 29th Service Groups. The units are based on New Caledonia
and Espiritu Santo.
Eleventh Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flies reconnaissance over Kiska, Attu, and
Agattu. Bombers and fighters are alerted for 23
mission to find and destroy a reported 5-vessel convoy.
Go To: 23rd November
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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