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25th October 1943

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Twelfth Air Force. XII Bomber Command P-39 fighters strafe and bomb landing ground at Podgorica. XII A Support Command, Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) and Desert Air Force (DAF) concentrate on blocking roads and destroying bridges. Town areas, vehicles, radio stations, trains, and vessels are also attacked. Targets attacked are in or near Frosinone, Formia, Gaeta, Cetraro, along Sangro River, Kuna, along Dalmatian coast, West of Lagosta Island and South of Rome. Tarquinia airfield is also bombed.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters strafe shipping at Haiphong, claiming 3 small boats sunk and damaging 6 larger boats. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and 4 P-40 fighters attack shipping in Gulf of Tonkin, claiming a 150 ft tanker sunk and 200 ft freighter damaged.

Fifth Air Force. More than 60 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Rabaul area, destroying more than 20 aeroplanes on the ground. Of the 60 to 70 fighters which intercept, the heavy bombers claim over 30 shot down. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit positions near Lae. B-24 Liberator heavy bombers carry out light strike against Manokwari.

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The Second Great War.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

The War Illustrated.
Edited by Sir John Hamilton

2194 Days Of War.
ISBN-10: 086136614X

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