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25th June 1943

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Events On This Day

Bochum-Gelsenkirchen (Ruhr) district very heavily bombed by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers.

HM, the King arrived back in England (by air) from North Africa.

Eighth Air Force. 167 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) heavy bombers make scattered attacks on targets in North West Germany when primary targets at Bremen and Hamburg are obscured by clouds. Of 7 YB-40 heavily armed escort bombers dispatched only 4 are able to accompany formations to target area.

Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). Northwest African Strategic Air Force (NASAF) Wellingtons bomb docks and marshalling yard at Olbia during 24-25 June 1943. On following day B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers drop over 300 tons of bombs on Messina bombing marshalling yard, West and North part of town warehouse area and part of commercial quay.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb and strafe several occupied villages in Sepu area.

Thirteenth Air Force. During 24-25 June 1943 Jun B-24 Liberator heavy bombers attack Kahili area and hit airfields on Buka Island. During the following day B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, escorted by P-40 fighters, hit runway at Vila, airfield.

Eleventh Air Force. 2 photo and weather reconnaissance missions by 2 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 6 attack missions by 25 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, 12 B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, and 2 P-38 Lightning fighters hit Kiska. Targets include gun revetments at Gertrude Cove and antiaircraft batteries.

R217 R-boat
Launched 25 June 1943

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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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