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25th February 1943

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers target Nuremberg for a massive bombing raid.

North Africa. In Central Tunisia the Kasserine Pass was cleared of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel's Afrika Corps.

In the Mediterranean. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Liberators bombers bombed Naples and Crotone.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF). The British Royal Air Force (RAF) starts round-the-clock operations against the enemy from United Kingdom.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb El Aouina airfield. Fighters and A-20 Havoc light bombers hit troops and military traffic in Thala-Kasserine-Sbeitla areas and along Gafsa-Feriana road. Other fighters carry out widespread reconnaissance and patrol missions. British First Army and United States troops of II Corps occupy Kasserine Pass.

Ninth Air Force. During 24-25 February 1943, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Naples harbour and Crotone. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack motor transport on Arram road.

Tenth Air Force. Fighters from Dinjan dive-bomb bridge 10 miles West of Myitkyina. A single span is knocked out and another damaged. Heavy bombers again fail to damage Myitnge bridge. More than 40 Japanese aeroplanes attack Dinjan airfield, 32 intercepting P-40 fighters claim at least 9 aircraft shot down.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) A-20 Havoc light bombers again bomb and strafe forces at Guadagasal Saddle and vicinity. Heavy bombers continue to attack shipping, airfields, and town area at Rabaul. Gasmata airfield is also bombed.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, and F4U Corsair fighter sweep Kahili area.

Eleventh Air Force. 4 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters sweep Kiska. 6 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 5 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb Main Camp and North Head areas.

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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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