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19th February 1943

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Events On This Day

Den Helder docks are attacked by day by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers, also another heavy night raid took place on Wilhelmshaven and surrounding areas.

In the Mediterranean. Allied air force heavy bombers attacked airfields in Crete.

Russian Front. Road and rly from Kursk to Kharkov cleared of Wehrmacht ground forces.

Twelfth Air Force. Weather prevents bomber operations. Fighters and Light bombers of XII A Support Command are grounded and unable to support ground forces as enemy opens attack on Kasserine with infantry and tanks supported by artillery.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Gabes West area through heavy clouds.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Fighters dive-bomb a Japanese Headquarters at Hpunkizup and afterwards strafe rail defile South of Meza, burying about 100 ft of track. 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb rail terminal at Sagaing.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb shipping and seaplane base between Buin and Faisi and at Ballale Island, and hit Kahili airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb and strafe forces in Butibum and Angari areas. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers carry out single-plane attacks against shipping at Salamaua, off Cape Gloucester, and at Gasmata.

Eleventh Air Force. Weather cancels all missions except limited weather reconnaissance.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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