North Africa. In South sector of Tunisia Allied paratroops repulsed Field Marshal
armoured mechanised column and took prisoners. Bizerta, Tunis and
Gabes attacked by The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft.
Front. Red Army advancing North West and South of Stalingrad captured three Wehrmacht
divisions and took 12,000 more Wehrmacht prisoners. North of Stalingrad Russian
troops joined hands with cities defenders.
Twelfth Air Force. United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, with P-38 Lightning
fighters escort, are dispatched against Bizerte harbour but must abort because
of bad weather. Fighters patrol Oran-Nouvion Tafaraoui area, fly sea patrol off
Oran, and destroy several aircraft and attack ground targets in vicinity of Gabes.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40s patrol over
Bengasi and Derna areas.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers s, B-26 Marauder
medium bombers, B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, P-40s, P-39 fighters, and
P-400 fighters hit Sanananda Point, Buna area, Sanananda-Soputa trail South of
Sanananda, and area between Cape Killerton and Sanananda Point as Allied forces
launch ground assault on The Triangle. The attack is repelled by fierce resistance.
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers also bomb 2 destroyers and a light cruiser
off New Guinea between Lae and Finschhafen.
South Pacific (SOPAC). Search
aeroplanes over Buin area report large number of destroyers and cargo vessels
in the harbour. By this date elements of American Division have pushed along North
coast of Guadalcanal to a position South of Port Cruz where they wait until a
general offensive can be prepared following the arrival of reinforcements. Throughout
these operations P-39 fighters have continually hit ground positions and troops
all along the coast, flying as many as 11 strikes on some days.
Air Force. 1 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
flies reconnaissance over Kiska. Weather precludes westward continuation of reconnaissance.
A scheduled mission of 8 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 4 B-26 Marauder medium
bombers to Kiska is called off due to icing conditions. M101
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The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
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