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10th September 1943

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Twelfth Air Force. XII Bomber Command United States Army Air Force (USAAF) medium bombers hit railroad and road junctions and road net in Castelnuovo, Pescopagano, Cassino, Capua, Formia areas. Heavy bombers attack Ariano intersection and highway bridge (and bridges and roads in the area), bridges near Botena and over the Tiber South West of Rome, and roads, buildings, and railroad facilities at Isernia. XII A Support Command and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aeroplanes of Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) blast heavy road movement North from Lauria and cover beachheads in Salerno area as British Eighth Army increases pressure on its front in effort to prevent Germans from concentrating against United States Fifth Army's Salerno beachhead. Wehrmacht troops occupy Rome. During 10-11 September 1943 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers of 12th Bomber Group hit command centres at Corleto, Perticara, Auletta, and Sapri.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb a satellite airfield at Foggia.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers again bomb Gokteik Viaduct. The approaches are battered but the viaduct remains usable.

Fourteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 7 P-40 fighters hit cotton warehouse North of Wuchang and docks at Hankow; 9 of 20 intercepting Zeros are claimed destroyed. 6 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb docks at Whampoa.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack barges along New Britain coast. Australian 7th Division, having been flown to Nadzab in C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft, begins push East toward Lae.

Eleventh Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly from Adak to Attu in preparation for Paramushiru mission on the next day.

Zone of Interior. First and Fourth Air Forced are relieved from their assignments to Eastern and Western Defence Commands and hereafter serve primarily as training organisations.

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The Second Great War.
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2194 Days Of War.
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