The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Mosquitos of Bomber Command made daylight attack
on shipbuilding yards at Flensburg and surrounding areas.
The battle for Stalingrad grew in violence.
In the Mediterranean. Allied
air force heavy bombers raided aerodromes in Crete.
In Africa. Field
launches a series of counter attacks against the British line, in the
main against the 1st Armoured Division. However these attacks result in a further
decrease in the amount of Field Marshal Erwin
own Panzers at the end of the day 61 of the 15. Panzer-Divisions tanks
and 56 of the Littorio Divisions have been destroyed or captured by the Allies.
The fighting at Tell el Aqqaqir is exceptionally ferocious. The British 7th Armoured
Division is separated from the XIII Corps and moved to the northern sector of
In China. Chinese air force bombers and fighters raided
Japanese airfield at Yuncheng.
In Australasia. The Japanese ground forces
again pierced United States of America front-line troops in area of Guadalcanal,
but United States Army and Marines successfully counter-attacked.
hostages taken and curfew established in Warsaw as reprisal for bomb attacks.
Eighth Air Force. Last 2 squadrons of 14th Fighter Group leave United Kingdom
for Twelfth Air Force in North Africa. This completes transfer of VIII Fighter
Commands fighting units to XII Fighter Command and leaves VIII Fighter Command
with only 1 fighters group (4th) operational.
United States Army, Middle
East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers, with fighters escorts, bomb Matruh and attack motor transports,
tanks, and other ground targets. Enemy reinforcements brought up from the South,
counter-attack Kidney Ridge and are repulsed. British Eighth Army continues regrouping
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers of Chine Air Task Force (CATF) bomb airfield at Lashio
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers
hit trails in Southeast Papua around Alola, Isurava, and Abuari. P-39 fighters
escort Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hudsons in strike against small craft
at Ferguson Island in D'Entrecasteaux group.
Eleventh Air Force. 6 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers flying attack on Kiska
submarine base turn back due to weather. Weather aeroplane flies reconnaissance
over Gareloi, Segula, Kiska, and Attu. M431
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The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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