Russian Front. In Kharkov drive Russians captured Chuguyev.
Soviet forces continued advances of 10 to 12 miles made in
Milan (over 1,000 tons dropped) and Turin heavily raided.
Berlin attacked by Mosquitoes.
Eighth Air Force. 243 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack targets in the Ruhr, concentrating on
manufacturing installations at Bonn and synthetic oil industries
at Gelsenkirchen. 26 aeroplanes are lost on mission.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic
Air Force (NASAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack landing
grounds at Crotone, and B-26 Marauder medium bombers hit Grazzanise
airfield. Medium bombers claim 9 fighters shot down. Northwest
African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) P-40 fighters and A-36 Apache dive bomber
hit shipping along Northeast coast of Sicily and in Straits
of Messina, attack gun positions and vehicles at Capo Calava
and East of Randazzo, and hit bridge at Taormina and roads
in Maletto-Fiumefreddo areas. Northwest African Tactical Air
Force (NATAF) bombers attack Patti, Falcone, Barcellona, and
Nunziata. United States Seventh Army continues to pursue enemy
East along North coast. Further inland United States forces
gain favourable position from which to assault Randazzo, but
enemy withdraws during 12-13
August 1943, precluding attack. British Eighth Army seizes
Maletto and Riposto.
Ninth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers attack Falcone, Patti, Novara di Sicilia,
and Barcellona. P-40 fighters bomb and strafe shipping at
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Bogadjim Yaula road. A-20 Havoc
light bombers bomb and strafe Gasmata and nearby barges. A
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hits Cape Gloucester airfield.
Thirteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, with P-40 and F4U Corsair fighter
cover, bomb Kahili airfield, causing considerable damage in
dispersal and runway areas. The Allied aeroplanes claim 11
Zeros shot down. 1 P-40 and 1 F4U Corsair fighter are lost.
Eleventh Air Force. From Adak B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers fly 26 bombing, strafing,
and radar and photo reconnaissance sorties over Kiska targets.
From Amchitka P-40 fighters, P-38 Lightning fighters, B-24
Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, and
A-24 Banshee dive bomber fly 70 bombing sorties over the island
and are joined by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, P-40 fighters,
and F-5A reconnaissance aircraft flying 6 reconnaissance and
photo sorties. Targets include runway, harbour and shipping
installations, army barracks, and Rose Hill area.
Launched 12 August 1943
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