In Egypt. British Headquarters in Cairo in special communiqué announced
that Eighth Army had won magnificent victory, against Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps and they were in full retreat.
The Wehrmacht ground forces continued its attacks by infantry and panzers were
repulsed in several sectors of Stalingrad.
Fifty hostages shot in Slovenia
as reprisal for killing of German official.
United States Army, Middle
East Air Forces (USAMEAF). 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers bomb Bengasi harbour, hitting 3 ships and claiming 1 enemy fighters
shot down. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-40s attack motor transports and
troops retreating West from El Alamein battle line with British in pursuit. 10
Corps armour clashes with rear guard South of Ghazal. General Andrews replaces
General Maxwell as Commanding General United States Army Forces in the Middle
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb town
and harbour of Salamaua, A-20 Havoc light bombers hit troop concentrations at
Oivi, where Australian attack meets firm resistance, and B-26 Marauder medium
bombers bomb Aileu. Transports fly most of the remainder of 128th Infantry, 32d
Division, to Wanigela.
Eleventh Air Force. Bad weather at Umnak and
Dutch Harbour and flooded field at Adak preclude missions. New Adak runway permits
an air alert. Go To: 5th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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