United States of America Flying Fortresses heavy bombers carried out a major daylight
raid on Rouen and surrounding area. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers
carried out intensive large-scale night attack on Bremen and surrounding area.
While Soviet air force bombers raided Budapest, Vienna, Breslau and Koenigsberg.
Russian Front. The Wehrmacht progress South West of Stalingrad halted
by Russian defence.
In Africa. Field marshals Erwin
Afrika Corps armoured divisions withdrew to the west under pressure
from our forces.
Attacks were carried out by bomb and rifle fire on several
police stations in Northern Ireland.
United States Army, Middle East
Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy
bombers, in conjunction with The British Royal Air Force (RAF) and Royal Navy,
attack convoy at sea. 2 merchant ships are reported sunk and 1 left burning. B-25
Mitchell medium bombers and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bostons, repelling
counterattacks during Alam-el-Halfa battle, hit troop concentrations and vehicles,
while P-40 fighters, operating with The British Royal Air Force (RAF), escort
bombers and engage in combat over battle area, claiming 1 fighters destroyed.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters
bomb and strafe forces in Milne Bay area at Goroni, Wagga Wagga, Ahioma, and North
of Lilihoa. Australian ground forces pushing East along Milne Bay reach Goroni.
Japanese begin evacuation of the area.
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers and 1 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb and patrol
Nazan and Kuluk Bays, but bombing of Kiska is cancelled due to weather.
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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