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26th October 1943

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Events On This Day

Twelfth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters of XII Bomber Command attack airfields of Salonika, Sedhes and Megalo Mikra. XII A Support Command and Desert Air Force (DAF) fighters and fighter-bombers attack gun emplacements and road junctions in battle area along East coast and in centre of Italy, destroying also many vehicles and parked aircraft in Ancona area, where railroad facilities are also hit. Schooner at Porto Civitanova is left smoking. Medium bombers of Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) bomb Terracina and an ammunition dump.

Fourteenth Air Force. 13 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers and 15 P-40 fighters pound railroad yards at Haiphong. 2 B-25 Mitchell medium bombers attack several vessels at Kiungshan, claiming 4 sunk or badly damaged. Later 6 more B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit shipping nearby, claiming 1 freighter sunk. Airfield at Kiungshan is strafed by 1 of the medium bombers.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers fly small raid against Pombelaa. Fighters shoot down 2 heavy bombers. United States gunners claim 11 aircraft downed. B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit targets in Tanimbar Islands.

Thirteenth Air Force. Kahili airfield is hit twice during the day by B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, P-39 fighters, and Navy fighters and dive bombers. Buka Island airfield is strafed by P-38 Lightning fighters and then bombed and strafed by B-25 Mitchell medium bombers and P-38 Lightning fighters. P-39 fighters and P-40 fighters join Navy fighters and dive bombers in strike on Kara airfield.

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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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