The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Mosquitos fighter-bombers
attacked the Ruhr district. The British Royal Air Force (RAF)
Wellingtons bombers carried out minelaying operations off
Texel and in the Frisians, no aircraft lost.
In Sicily. It was announced that Bronte had been captured,
and union made between 7th United States Army and the British
8th Army near Bronte and Cesaro. Second United States amphibious
force landed east of Cape Orlando, establishing a bridgehead.
Russian Front. In Bryansk sector, Khotinets captured by Russians.
653 British Royal Air Force (RAF) Lancasters, Halifaxes, Stirlings
carried out an intensive raid on Nuremberg (South Germany)
and plastered the area with 1,500 tons of bombs.
It was announced that the arrival in Canada of Mr. Churchill,
Lord Leathers and British Chiefs of Staff.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). General Dunn takes command
of Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF) Troop Carrier Command
(Provisional). Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters bomb and strafe command targets on
toe of Italy. Bridges at Angitola and North of Locri are attacked.
Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) planes fly anti
shipping sweeps over coastal areas of Northeast Sicily and
Straits of Messina, carry out armed reconnaissance over battle
areas and toe of Italy, and bomb Randazzo. United States Seventh
Army forces pursue enemy to point West of Naso near North
coast of Sicily. During 10-11
August 1943, 3d Infantry Division makes amphibious landing
on coast, outflanking enemy East of Capo d'Orlando. 9th Infantry
Division reaches point North of Bronte.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack Randazzo while P-40 fighters
bomb and strafe shipping on South West coast of Italy and
in Straits of Messina.
Fifth Air Force. Approximately 20 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields in Salamaua
area. 12 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit barges in Lae area
and antiaircraft positions West of Borgen Bay. 6 A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb and strafe barges in Labu Lagoon and in
Thirteenth Air Force. Colonel William A Matheny becomes acting
Commanding General, XIII Bomber Command, a position he is
officially assigned to on 30
. P-40 fighters and P-39 fighters turn back
about 40 fighters attacking United States bulldozers working
on Munda airfield.
Eleventh Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38
Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, A-24 Banshee dive bomber,
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb and strafe various Kiska targets. Direct hits are scored
on revetments West of Wheat Grove and on gun emplacements,
as well as on buildings on Little Kiska.
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