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24th April 1943

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Events On This Day

In the Mediterranean. Ten more enemy supply ships sunk by our submarines.

Swedish Government sent Germany note of protest following sowing of mines in Swedish waters and firing on Swedish submarine.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) Wellingtons bomb North quay at Bizerte harbour during 23-24 April 1943. Bad weather the following morning cancels Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) operations. Northwest African Tactical Air Force (NATAF) fighters, although hampered by bad weather, attack guns, troops, and trucks in battle area from Pont-du Fahs North to the sea. Fierce ground fighting continues in Jefna area.

Ninth Air Force. The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Liberators, under IX Bomber Command, bomb Naples. P-40 fighters escort bombers, fly sweeps, and carry out fighter-bomber operations against troops in battle area North of Enfidaville.

Fourteenth Air Force. 9 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, escorted by 11 P-40 fighters, bomb Namtu mines and railroad yards. 7 of the P-40 fighters strafe mine and smelter area. 13 P-40 fighters intercept 25 fighters near Lingling and hoot down 5.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Kendari airfield. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers pound Dili airfield. A-20 Havoc light bombers bomb and strafe positions in Mubo area. Single B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Lae, Gumbi, Biliau, and Singor, and bomb runway at Cape Gloucester.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters bomb Kiska and strafe personnel near Mutton Cove. Weather cancels other missions.

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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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