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11th October 1943

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. XII Bomber Command B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Garitsa airfield and P-38 Lightning fighters hit vessel in Corfu can. XII A Support Command and Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) operations are cancelled or aborted due to weather, but Desert Air Force (DAF) fighters hit trains, trucks, and gun positions near Montesilvano and Vasto.

Fourteenth Air Force. 8 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb town areas of Tengchung, Sadon, and Myitkyina.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack towns of Manokwari, Bira, and Fak Fak and score hits on small vessel at Fak Fak. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Cape Chater airfield and Lautem during 11-12 October 1943.

Thirteenth Air Force. 22 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers join 30 plus Navy dive bombers in pounding Kahili airfield and nearby area. Hits are scored on the airstrip, fuel dumps, supply areas, gun positions, bridges between Kangu and Jakohina, barges at mouth of Uguima River, and several other targets. The heavy bombers and the Navy and Army Air Force fighters covering the attack claim 12 aeroplanes downed. 1 fighters are shot down, and the attackers retire in the direction of Canton without dropping their bombs.

M307 Minesweeper
Commissioned 11 October 1943

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