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25th September 1943

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Events On This Day

Eighth Air Force. 72 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-26 Marauder medium bombers attack Saint-Omer, Longuenesse airfields.

Twelfth Air Force. About 90 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers of XII Bomber Command hit Bologna marshalling yard; 14 others hit Bolzano railroad bridge. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and B-26 Marauder medium bombers bomb airfields at Pisa, Lucca, and Bastia, Borgo, highway at Mignano, road junction at Maddaloni, and railroad and road bridges at Cancello Arnone, Caiazzo, and Ponte. United States and The British Royal Air Force (RAF) aircraft of Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF), XII A Support Command, and Desert Air Force hit Serino (causing roadblock), troop concentrations at Sarno, gun positions, troops, and vehicles near Nocera, Aquino airfields, storage dump North of Foggia, and a dredger at Termoli.

Fifth Air Force. Nearly 40 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, and B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb installations and supply lines from Bogadjim to villages on Ramu and Markham Rivers. A-20 Havoc light bombers and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aeroplanes pound positions near Finschhafen as Australian 9th Division, having crossed Buni River previous day, pushes South toward the town. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers bomb and strafe antiaircraft positions at Rein Bay.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers join Navy torpedo bomber's and SBD Dauntless dive bomber in pounding gun positions in areas around Vila airfields and Disappointment Cove.

M372 Minesweeper
Launched 25 September 1943

Go To: 26th September


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