Wehrmacht History 1935 to 1945

Menu

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

21st August 1943

WWII Timeline




Events On This Day

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers and B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb marshalling yards at Villa Literno and Aversa. P-38 Lightning fighters escort also attacks Aversa. Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) aircraft claim over 20 enemy fighters shot down. Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fighters and bombers hit traffic on Bovalino-Bagnara road.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack railroad station, marshalling yard, and air depot at Cancello Arnone.

Fourteenth Air Force. 14 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers , and 11 P-40 fighters attack docks and airfield at Hankow. A large force of fighters, estimated at more than 60, attacks the heavy bomber formation, shooting down 2 of the B-24 Liberator heavy bombers. Gunners on heavy bombers claim more than 40 fighters shot down. In Hengyang area, 19 P-40 fighters battle 33 aeroplanes, shooting down 5 Zeros. South of Changsha, 9 P-38 Lightning fighters clash with 12 Zeros, shooting down 3.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bomber pound But and Dagua airfields. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Bogadjim area. Single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hit Salamaua area and target at Malahang. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers carry out damaging strike against Pombelaa.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and fighters strafe barges in Doveli Cove and Marquana and Paraso Bays.

Eleventh Air Force. During the Aleutian Campaign 3 June 42 to 21 August 43 Eleventh Air Force destroyed 69 aircraft, sank 21 and damaged 29 ships, and lost 29 of its own aircraft.

Z39 Destroyer
Commissioned 21 August 1943

T29 Torpedo boat
Commissioned 21 August 1943

Go To: 22nd August
Articles:

Gallery

Z39 Destroyer

Leave a Comment

Name:


Email:


Comments:

CAPTCHA Image Audio Version Refresh

Sources

The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

For a complete list of sources
News
WWII News articles from around the world
WWII News

Sponsored Links

WWII Timeline
World War Two Timeline, detailing every event, day by day from 1935 through to 1945.
WWII Timeline

Support This Site
There are many ways to help support this site if you would like more information
Click Here

Join Our Newsletter
To receive the latest news on Book Reviews, Movies and site updates join my free Newsletter

Sponsored Links

Sponsored Links

Bookmark & Share
Please bookmark this site and tell your friends!
Bookmark and Share

This website is NOT meant to promote Nazism, the politics of Adolf Hitler, or any other political ideology. It deals with the subject of German military during a particular period of history nothing else.

©Wehrmacht History

Reliable Web Hosting