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10th November 1943

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Events On This Day

Ninth Air Force. Approximately 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb Chievres airfield. Bad weather causes force sent to bomb Lille, Vendeville airfields to abandon mission, though a few medium bombers manage to bomb other targets in the area. A force of 72 B-26 Marauder medium bombers dispatched to attack Montdidier airfield suffers numerous aborts due to weather. 6 medium bombers manage to bomb airfields believed to be secondary target of Amiens, Glisy.

Twelfth Air Force. Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) bombers hit shipping at Split and Durazzo. XII A Support Command and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter-bombers hit Rocca and nearby gun positions, and trains and troops South of Rome. Fighters strafe trucks and trains in Rome La Spezia and Piombino, Leghorn areas.

Fifteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Villarperosa ballbearing works, and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers pound bridge and marshalling yards at Bolzano. P-38 Lightning fighters escort the B-24 Liberator heavy bombers all the way and accompany the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers almost to the target.

Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighters on armed reconnaissance sink 3 large motor boats in Yoyang Sinti area and damage or sink 15 sampans and a barge in Hwajung Shasi vicinity.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Lakunai airfield, hit new landing ground on Duke of York Island, and bomb Soerabaja. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers thoroughly pound Alexishafen airfield.

Thirteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers carry out strikes on Kara and Ballale Island airfields and attack shipping between Suhane Island and Tarlena.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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