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19th October 1943

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Events On This Day

Tripartite conference opens in Moscow. Hull, Eden, and Molotov discuss measures to shorten the war and promote post-war cooperation

Twelfth Air Force. During low-level raid, XII Bomber Command B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb bridges at Porto Civitanova, South of Porto Sant' Elpidio, North of Pedaso, and North of Cupra Marittima. Fighters, fighter-bombers, and light bombers of XII A Support Command, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF), and Desert Air Force (DAF) attack town of Boiano, gun positions and troop concentrations on the outskirts of town, and ammunition dump and railroad tunnel nearby, Viterbo and Tarquinia landing fields, towns of Cassino and Anzio, railroad North of Pesaro and near Pineto, trains near Barisciano, troops near Minturno, and vehicles at several points.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes hit Sattelberg and surrounding areas and bomb Gasmata. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Hudsons bomb Fuiloro. Enemy air raid on Finschhafen causes no effective damage.

Thirteenth Air Force. Kara and Kahili airfields are hit by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-34 Lexington bomber, P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, and Navy fighters and dive bombers.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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