295 British Royal Air Force (RAF) Lancasters bombers attacked
Turin (North Italian armament centre) bombed by strongest
force of aircraft ever sent from Britain to an Italian target
13 Lancasters lost. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Wellingtons
carried out minelaying operations off Brest, Lorient and St
In Sicily. It was announced towns of Avola, Pachino, Scoglitti,
Gela. Ispica, Licata, and Rosolini captured.
In Australasia. Second naval action within a week fought in
1st Antisubmarine Squadron sinks Kriegsmarine U-boat, U-506
near Portugal, 42-30N 16-30W.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). During 11
July 1943, Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) Wellingtons
pound Trapani, Marsala, and Mazara del Vallo, and Montecorvino-Rovella
airfield, and Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF) Troop Carrier
Command drops paratroops in front of forward lines in battle
area during 11-12
July 1943. More than 20 C-47 Skytrain transport aircraft fail
to return from mission. During following day, B-17 Flying
Fortress heavy bombers hit Messina railroad bridges. Medium
bombers and light bombers hit Gerbini satellite field, Agrigento,
Canicatti, and Milo airfield. Fighters hit trucks, trains,
troops, tanks, and other targets during sweeps over Sicily.
Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fighters and
light bombers hit Milo airfield, Sicilian beaches, Termini
harbour and town, Ninfa rail junction, several trains, numerous
vehicles, and command targets throughout Sicily. Northwest
African Coastal Air Force (NACAF) aircraft fly convoy escort
and carry out shipping strikes in Tyrrhenian Sea and West
of Corsica and Sardinia.
Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers attack harbour, ferry slip, and marshalling
yard at Reggio di-Calabria, and ferry slip and railroad yards
at Villa San Giovanni. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Bo
Rizzo airfield while P-40 fighters patrol over Licata area.
With bridgeheads firmly established in Sicily by end of day,
British and United States troops make contact at Ragusa. The
British Royal Air Force (RAF) heavy bombers bomb Reggio di
Fourteenth Air Force. 7 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack docks and shipping at
Campha Port, shipping at Ha Long Bay, and railroad yards,
power plant, and warehouses at Hongay. The heavy bombers claim
critical damage to 2 freighters. P-40 fighters strafe trucks
South of Ha Giang.
Fifth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24
Liberator heavy bombers bomb airfields and town area in Rabaul
and vicinity. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Lingat airfield
and Selaroe Island villages. A lone B-17 Flying Fortress heavy
bombers bombs Garove.
Thirteenth Air Force. 10 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack Vila airfield, which is
hit later in the day by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers on armed
reconnaissance. 17 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound airfield
on Ballale Island. Several fighters join Navy dive bombers
in strikes on antiaircraft and bivouacs in Munda area.
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