United States of America Flying Fortresses heavy bombers, and the British Royal
Air Force Boston bombers made daylight attacks on airfields at Abbeville and St.
Omer and airframe factory at MéauIte. The British Royal Air Force (RAF)
bombers carried out a major attack on Duisburg during the night.
Front. Defenders of Stalingrad continued to hold their ground. The Wehrmacht claimed
capture of Novorossisk, key Soviet port on Black Sea since fall of Sevastopol.
In Africa. Our forces, harassed Erwin
forces who continued to more westwards.
The Luftwaffe carried
out a major raid on Northeast town in England.
Eighth Air Force. 30 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers strike Avions
Potez aircraft plant at Meaulte, while a smaller force bombs 2 airfields near
Saint-Omer. 12 DB-7 Douglas Boston light bombers attack Abbeville and Drucat airfields.
2 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers are shot down over Meaulte by fighters, marking
VIII Bomber Commands first loss of aircraft in combat.
Army, Middle East Air Forces (USAMEAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40
fighters fly offensive sweep over battle area near Rayil Dayr Ar Depression, claiming
3 Ju 87
shot down. P-40 fighters
also escort The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers and fly 2 interceptor missions.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-400 fighters,
A-20 Havoc light bombers, and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers strafe and bomb
positions, troops, and shipping at Myola, Mubo, Kokoda, Myola Lake, Eora Creek,
and Milne Bay. Australian ground forces continue to clear enemy from Milne Bay
area while Australian troops in the Owen Stanley Range fall back to vicinity of
Efogi Spur beyond Gap Mountain here defensive positions already established.
Eleventh Air Force. A United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers flying patrol and armed reconnaissance over Tanaga sinks a mine
layer and strafes a tender as well as nearby tents and buildings. R193
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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