The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers raided targets in the Ruhr by night.
Russian Front. Further Wehrmacht ground forces gains at Kotelnikovo,
on Stalingrad-Krasnodar railway, and east of Tsimlyanskaya, fighting continued
south of Byelaya Glina and Kushchevsk.
In the Mediterranean. British
submarine sank Italian supply ship and damaged another.
In China. American
bombers attacked Japanese installations near Hankow.
Eighth Air Force.
VIII Fighter Command dispatches its first mission 11 aircraft of 31st Fighter
Group on a practice run over France.
United States Army, Middle East
Air Forces (USAMEAF). General Brereton, in his first strategic estimate of the
Middle Eastern war, indicates that the 3 major objectives for the Allied Air Forces
are to assist in the destruction of Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Korps by support to ground troops, secure sea and air command
on and over the Mediterranean, and carry out a sustained air offensive against
Italy and against oil installations at Ploesti and in the Caucasus, if the latter
should fall under Axis control.
Tenth Air Force. Japanese aircraft again
attack United States airfield at Kweilin. Notified well in advance by the Chinese
warning net (previously set up under General Chennault while he was head of American
AVG), P-40 fighters meet the Japanese over the target, shooting
down 2, and another is downed by ground fire. Go To: 6th
Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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