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11th March 1943

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Events On This Day

The British Admiralty announced the loss of the submarine HMS P 3H presumed sunk by Italian mines in the approaches to Maddalena on or around 2 January 1943. HMS P 3H was reported overdue on 8 January 1943 when she failed to return to base.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made heavy night attack on Stuttgart and surrounding areas.

North Africa. In South Tunisia French troops occupied Metlaoui, between Tozeur and Gafsa.

Russian Front. Extremely strong Wehrmacht ground forces attacks repulsed south and west of Kharkov.

First official reports from Headquarters of French guerillas told of train wrecking and other activities.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack convoy between Tunisia and Sicily. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers in the area carry out no attacks on vessels. Fighters escort medium bombers and attack guns, vehicles, and tanks in Sedjenane, Jefna, and Bedja areas.

Tenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Myitnge bridge, causing little damage.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb and strafe Vickers Ridge and Guadagasal area. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields at Rabaul. Single heavy bombers attack Finschhafen, Cape Gloucester, and shipping off Powell Point.

M495 Minesweeper
Commissioned 11 March 1943

R121 R-boat
Launched 11 March 1943

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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