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24th June 1943

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Events On This Day

Elberfeld, West half of Wuppertal (Ruhr), heavily raided.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). During 23-24 June 1943, Wellingtons strike Catania marshalling yard and industrial area. The following day, B-26 Marauder medium bombers and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Chilivani rail junction, Alghero-Fertilia and Venafiorita airfields, and Golfo Aranci shipping and shore installations and other targets in Sardinia. P-40 fighters sweep South Sardinia, strafing and destroying trucks near La Maddalena, 2 small vessels in Gulf of Cagliari and off Capo Spartivento, and aircraft at Capoterra landing ground.

Ninth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers strike Sedhes airfield near Salonika.

Tenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack road bridge at Shweli. Damage to target is slight.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers strafe and considerably damage Salamaua airfield and bomb villages in the area, demolishing 2 villages.

Seventh Air Force. 3 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers from Funafuti fly visual reconnaissance of Nonouti, Tabiteuea, Onotoa, Tamana Island, Arorae, and Abemama. 2 other heavy bombers fly sea search mission from Canton Island.

Eleventh Air Force. 16 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) bombers fly 2 weather, an armed reconnaissance, and 2 attack missions hitting barges near Vega Point Main Camp area, and North Head.

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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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