The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers made heavy night
raid on St. Nazaire.
North Africa. 15th Panzer Division launched counter-attacks
on the British Eighth Army bridgehead in Mareth Line.
Russian Front. Soviet troops captured Durovo, on Vyasma-Smolensk
railway from the Wehrmacht ground forces after intensive fighting
Kriegsmarine U-boat, U-524
is sunk North of Canary Islands, 30-15N 18-13W, by aircraft
of 1st Antisubmarine Squadron.
Eighth Air Force. 84 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
heavy bombers attack Kriegsmarine U-boat yards at Wilhelmshaven.
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic
Air Force (NASAF) Wellingtons hit landing ground near Sfax
March 1943. On 22 March 1943, B-26 Marauder medium bombers
on sea sweep attack vessels near Zembra Island while B-17
Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb shipping in harbour at
Palermo. Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fighters
fly numerous reconnaissance and patrol missions while A-20
Havoc light bombers bomb Mezzouna and fighter-bombers hit
motor transport and tanks in North Tunisian battle area.
Ninth Air Force. Colonel John D Corkille succeeds General
Kauch in command of IX Air Service Command. During 21
March 1943, The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Liberators,
under IX Bomber Command, bomb Naples. During the day, B-25
Mitchell medium bombers hit Gabes area, bombing road junction,
motor transport, and troop concentration. P-40 fighters fly
5 escort missions during the day. British ground forces, after
expanding Oued Zigzaou bridgehead during 21
March 1943, are severely handicapped by heavy rain. Enemy
counterattack forces 50th Division to give ground.
Tenth Air Force. 17 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25
Mitchell medium bombers, operating in 2 forces, bomb Gokteik
Viaduct. Several damaging hits are scored on the base and
structure. 7 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Thazi rail
junction. Considerable damage is caused to warehouses, yards,
sidings, tracks, and rolling stock.
Fourteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-40 fighters again strafe phosphate mine area at Lao Kay.
Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy
bombers pound Gasmata airfield and, in single-plane strikes,
attack Finschhafen, Lae, Madang, and harbour at Lorengau.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
P-38 Lightning fighters strafe Rekata Bay area.
Eleventh Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers,
and 22 P-38 Lightning fighters attempt 3 missions to Kiska.
Only 8 of the P-40 fighters get through but fly uneventful
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