In Sicily. It was announced that Allied forces had captured
3 airfields, including one at Pachino. It was reported that
British and Canadians linked up on Cape Passero. Pozzallo
and Noto were also captured.
Russian Front. Concentrated Wehrmacht ground forces attacks
repulsed in Orel-Kursk area.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic
Air Force (NASAF) planes hit Milo and Sciacca airfields during
1943 and numerous tactical targets during the day, including
town areas, vehicle convoys, bridges, trains and roads. Northwest
African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bomb Catania marshalling yard while B-26 Marauder
medium bombers hit Milo airfield and Gerbini satellite airfields.
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters hit
Sciacca airfield and town of Caltanissetta. Throughout the
day Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) fighters
attack truck convoys on Sicilian highways, and hit gun positions
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers hit airfields at Vibo Valentia and
Reggio di Calabria. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit airfields
at Trapani, Milo and Bo Rizzo, and areas between Sciacca and
Enna. P-40 fighters escort bombers and provide beach cover
as invasion forces push inland in Sicily. United States Seventh
Army's II Corps is hit by counter-attack, mainly in Gela region.
Attack is repelled, but airdrop of contingent of 82d Airborne
Division troops results in heavy casualties.
Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy
bombers hit port of Haiphong.
Fourteenth Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Haiphong harbour area, 3
bomb shipping in Campha Port area, and 8 pound positions and
barracks area at Kunlong. P-40 fighters strafe traffic between
Lao Kay and Cha Pa and hit oil storage area South West of
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20
Havoc light bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers blast
positions in battle zone from Nassau Bay inland to Mubo area,
hitting trail between Logui and Kennedy's Crossing, Bobdubi
and Bobdubi Ridge areas, Salamaua, Kela Point, and villages
scattered through the area. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers
bomb Penfoei. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24
Liberator heavy bombers pound airfields in Rabaul area.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers attack Kahili airfield, hitting revetments East and
West of the strip.
Seventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Funa futi fly photo reconnaissance
mission to Little Makin, 2 of the heavy bombers bomb the island.
Eleventh Air Force. 5 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers take off to attack Paramushiru
and fly shipping search but are turned back by bad weather.
A shipping search by 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers finds
nothing. 6 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 6 B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers in 3 missions (one by radar) attack North Head
and Main Camp on Kiska with unobserved results. 4 P-40 fighters
fly reconnaissance over Kiska sighting new excavations near
Sredni Point, strafe tent near Haycock Rock, and also fly
over Segula Island.
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