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22nd February 1943

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Events On This Day

United States of America Navy Department. Announced that 850 persons were missing from two USS liners torpedoed in North Atlantic.

North Africa. In Central Tunisia Afrika Corps launched another attack towards Tebessa, but were held by British and United States of America troops.

In Burma. British troops made raid from sea on Myebon, Arakan coast.

United States of America. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bomber aircraft raided Japanese positions at Kiska, Aleutians.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers and fighters, flying close support to ground forces, aid in repulsing Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's drive toward Thala and Tebessa. At 1915 the enemy begins general withdrawal toward Kasserine. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Kasserine Pass while B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit nearby bridge. Escorting P-38 Lightning fighters strafe retreating troops. Other B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Gafsa railway yards.

Tenth Air Force. During 22-23 February 1943, 10 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers mine Gulf of Martaban between Pagoda Point and mouth of Rangoon River. 24 United States and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Liberators fly diversionary strike against city of Rangoon and Mingaladon airfield.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Lae area while to the South A-20 Havoc light bombers hit forces at Buibuining, Waipali, Guadagasal, and along trails in the surrounding areas. A single B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bombs Lae, and a B-24 Liberator heavy bombers hits Lorengau airfield.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters, P-39 fighters, and Navy aircraft hit Rekata Bay area and barges in Sambi Bay.

Eleventh Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers and 8 fighters abort Kiska attack mission due to weather.

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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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