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10th October 1943

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Eighth Air Force. 236 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack railroads and waterways in and around Munster.

Twelfth Air Force. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb 2 airfields at Athens. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Maritsa, Calato, and Heraklion airfields. P-38 Lightning fighters escort shipping off Rhodes Island, hit Antimachia airfield in Dodecanese Islands, and attack vessels in Corfu harbour, in Cadre harbour, and off Tivat, and hit targets in Aegean and along its East coastline. Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) and Desert Air Force (DAF) concentrate on gun positions on both United States Fifth and British Eighth Army battlefronts. Vehicles, railroads, and town areas also are hit. Attacks take place Northeast of Capua, at Guglionesi, at Cassino and Mondragone, between Rome and Terracina, and around Termoli, Isernia, Pescara areas.

Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Meza railway bridge, destroying the 3 spans on the East end and dropping the end of a central span into the river.

Fourteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 18 P-40 fighters pound docks at Haiphong. 8 P-40 fighters bomb match factory and ammunition dump at Tengchung; 8 others hit supply dump and targets in Lungling area.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers, along with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes, again pound Sattelberg area. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Saumlakki 10-11 October 1943.

Thirteenth Air Force. 24 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 50 P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-39 fighters, and 50 plus Navy fighters and dive bombers pound Kahili airfield and surrounding areas, hitting runways, fuel dump, supply area, buildings, and Malabita Ilill gun positions. United States aeroplanes claim 15 interceptors shot down.

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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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