In the Mediterranean. Bombing of Pantelleria continued 37
enemy aircraft destroyed in these and Wednesday 9
Russian Front. Over 700 Russian air force aircraft raided
enemy aerodromes, destroying or damaging 150 Luftwaffe aircraft
on the ground.
In Australasia. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Flying
Fortresses and Liberators dropped nearly 40 tons of bombs
on Rabaul, New Britain.
Germany and Italy recognised new Argentine Government Moscow
announced dissolution of the Comintern.
Eighth Air Force. Combined Chiefs of Staff issues directive
through Chief of Air Staff (The British Royal Air Force (RAF)),
The British Royal Air Force (RAF), marking official beginning
of Combined Bomber Offensive (Plan)
of United States Army Air Force and The British Royal Air
Force (RAF) against sources of German war power. The British
Royal Air Force (RAF) is to bomb strategic city areas at night,
and American force to hit precise targets by daylight. Combined
Chiefs of Staff sanctions Combined Operational Planning Committee
as the agency for coordinating the efforts of the Combined
Bomber Offensive (Plan) forces.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Following attacks during
-10 June 1943
by fighter-bombers, Northwest African Strategic Air Force
(NASAF) and Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) aircraft
(fighters, light bombers, medium bombers, and heavy bombers
maintain all-day attack on Pantelleria. Over 1,000 sorties
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, escorted by fighters, bomb Pantelleria.
The escorting fighters dive bomb targets on the island. Later,
The British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers attack Reggio
di Calabria airfield.
Fourteenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters on armed reconnaissance strafe 10 barges and
a gunboat at Chienli, 1 barge is set aflame. 10 P-40 fighters
intercept about 25 aeroplanes over Hengyang; 1 enemy bomber
is shot down.
Fifth Air Force. More than 20 B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers
and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields in the Rabaul
area. A single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bombs town of
Sorong and shipping at Kokas.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters and Navy fighters claim 4 aircraft
downed off North tip of Malaita Island. B-17 Flying Fortress
heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield
at Kahili twice during the day.
Eleventh Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 8 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers,
12 P-40 fighters, and 2 F-5A reconnaissance aircraft reconnaissance aircraft fly weather
reconnaissance, attack, and photo missions to Kiska and Little
Kiska. Targets include gun batteries, runway, North Head and
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