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11th November 1943

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Eighth Air Force. 58 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers attack Munster, concentrating on marshalling yard: 111 others abort because of bad weather, which hinders assembly. 1st Bomber Division's mission to bomb Wesel is aborted over English Channel due to assembly difficulties and presence of heavy frontal cloud, and all 175 heavy bombers return without bombing.

Ninth Air Force. 157 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb military installations and targets in Cherbourg area, mainly at Martinvast.

Twelfth Air Force. United States and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) light bombers and fighter-bombers, in support of United States Fifth and British Eighth Armies, hit troop and gun concentrations and command in Rocca and Palena areas. Other Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) aircraft bomb town of Rocca, Bussi sul Tirino explosive works near Popoli, and docks at Civitavecchia, and strafe strong points at Roccaraso and Atessa. Fighters hit motor transport in coastal area between Sangro and Pescara Rivers.

Fifteenth Air Force. 28 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Annecy ballbearing plant and viaduct at Antheor.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Burma Road about 375 miles West of Tungling, producing landslide and badly damaging the road. 6 P-40 fighters South of Yoyang knock out a gun emplacement and hit a radio station, barracks, and hostels in the area. 8 more P-40 fighters, on armed reconnaissance in Li-Chou Ching-Shih area, strafe pontoon bridge and troops, and sink a river steamer, a motorboat, and several small supply boats.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Lakunai airfield. P-39 fighters strafe Bogadjim; and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Madang area.

Thirteenth Air Force. A few United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and Navy F4U Corsair fighter strafe barges and shore installations on Matchin Bay. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers join Fifth Air Force, Navy carrier aircraft, and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes in attack on shipping in Rabaul harbour. This is the Thirteenth's first strike on Rabaul. Escorting fighters claim 17 Japanese fighters shot down while the heavy bombers claim 5.

Seventh Air Force. Japanese air force aircraft bomb Nanumea, hitting airfield and destroying or damaging several aeroplanes, including 1 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers.

Henschel Hs 293
was used against the Royal Navy's Escort destroyer HMS Rockwood which was badly damaged in the Aegean Sea.

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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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