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11th February 1943

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made heavy night raid on Wilhelmshaven, arsenal blown up.

Russian Front. Lozovaya rly junction. South of Kharkov, was captured from the Wehrmacht ground forces by the Soviet shock troops.

In Australasia. The Japanese continued to withdraw in Wau area of New Guinea.

French warships, including battleship Richelieu, arrived in United States of America ports for refitting.

It was announced that General Harold Alexander to be deputy Commander-In-Chief to General Dwight Eisenhower in North Africa.

Twelfth Air Force. Bad weather cancels heavy bomber and medium bombers missions. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit Station de Sened. Fighters escort Light bombers and transports, and fly reconnaissance and patrols.

Ninth Air Force. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Liberators, under IX Bomber Command, are sent against Heraklion airfield during 10-11 February 1943. Severe weather causes them to abort near South coast of Crete.

Fifth Air Force. During predawn hours a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers carries out harassing strike over Rabaul.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters, and P-39 fighters bomb airfields at Munda and Vila.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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