Twelfth Air Force. XII A Support Command B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Kalamaki
airfield, and its fighters patrol battle area. Other Northwest African Tactical
Air Force (NATAF) fighters hit road traffic South of Ancona.
Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb
Eleusis airfield and P-38 Lightning fighters provide escort.
Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers
are dispatched against Hong Kong Kowloon area. Bad weather prevents 15 heavy bombers
from bombing targets 5 bomb docks at Kowloon.
Fifth Air Force. Over
30 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Alexishafen.
88 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers heading for Wewak and Boram with escort of 16
P-40 fighters are intercepted by Japanese fighters that are escorting bombers
attacking Gusap. The resulting battle causes the medium bombers to abort the attack.
The United States aeroplanes claim 20 of the enemy shot down. 2 P-40 fighters
are lost. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters claim 5 more aircraft destroyed over Wewak.
Thirteenth Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator
heavy bombers strike Buka Airfield, and 18 bomb Kahili. Fighter patrols destroy
or damage several barges along the coast of Bougainville and destroy 2 fuel dumps
Seventh Air Force. 20 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-24 Liberator heavy bombers from Canton and Nanumea Islands bomb Jaluit, Mille,
and Makin. 13.
Was formed on 15 November 1943 Georg
Takes command of the 13.
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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