United States of America Liberator and Flying Fortress bombers
made daylight raid on docks at St, Nazaire. The British Royal
Air Force (RAF) Bostons bombers attacked Havre. Heavy night
raid on Hamburg and other places in North West Germany.
In North Africa. United States of America forces landing to
East and West of Oran made progress against stiff local resistance.
General Giraud in Algeria cooperating with Allied forces.
In Egypt. Erwin Rommel's Panzer Army rearguards engaged in
Sidi Barrani and Sollum areas.
Russian Front. The Wehrmacht ground forces were attacking
in the area of Mozdok was repulsed by extremely bitter fighting.
United States of America. United States Army bombers attacked
Japanese aircraft and shipping at Attu and Kiska, in Aleutians.
Vichy Government. Broke off diplomatic relations with United
States of America.
Eighth Air Force. General Spaatz, in memo to General Eisenhower,
agrees that any increase in air commitments to North Africa
must necessarily be made at expense of United States forces
in United Kingdom as United States forces in other theatres
are considered irreducible. VIII Bomber Command attacks U-boat
base at Saint-Nazaire from reduced altitude. 12 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers at 17,500 to 18,300 ft suffer little antiaircraft
damage, but 31 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers at 7,500
to 10,000 ft lose 3 of their number and have 22 damaged by
antiaircraft fire. This ends experiment with low-level attacks
of heavy bombers against submarine bases.
Twelfth Air Force. Spitfires of 31st Fighter Group attack
and halt an armoured column moving North toward Tafaraoui,
and also attack artillery and antiaircraft batteries Southeast
of Tafaraoui and along coastal road. At 1605, General Doolittle
arrive in Algeria from Gibraltar by B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers, escorted by 12 Spitfires from 52d Fighter Group.
Tenth Air Force. India Air Task Force (IATF) heavy bombers
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers hit troops at Oivi in support of Australian
offensive in Owen Stanley Range. B-26 Marauder medium bombers
bomb Buna while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers score hit on
merchant vessel off South tip of New Ireland and attack schooner
off Salamaua. Airlift of elements of 126th Infantry, United
States 32d Division, from Port Moresby to forward areas begins.
First elements are flown to Abel's Field and moved overland
Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-26 Marauder medium bombers and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters
bomb a cargo ship in Gertrude Cove. No hits. 2 P-38 Lightning
fighters then strafe Kiska Harbour area. 1 B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters attack Holtz Bay
and Attu airfield, destroying 8 float Zeros. 1 B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers flies weather reconnaissance over Attu,
Kiska, and Segula.
Launched 9 November 1942
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