Dunkirk docks and airfield at Maupertuis, Cherbourg, raided by the British Royal
Air Force (RAF) bombers.
North Africa. United States of America troops
occupied Kasserine in Central Tunisia, in the north Field Marshal Erwin
Afrika Corps attacks were held.
In the Mediterranean. Allied
air force fighters and bombers attacked Syracuse.
Russian Front. The
Wehrmacht ground forces were counter-attacking at Kramatorskaya and Krasnoarmeisk
in the Donetz Basin.
Eighth Air Force. 60 United States Army Air Force
(USAAF) heavy bombers strike Kriegsmarine U-boat pens, port, and naval facilities
Northwest African Air Forces (NAAF). United States Army Air
Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers bomb Cagliari area and ships
North of Capo d'Orlando. Wellingtons hit Bizerte. Fighters fly sweeps and reconnaissance,
attacking ground forces at points along battle line, including Medjez el Bab area
where enemy advance is being halted.
Ninth Air Force. United States
Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters fly top cover, strafing, and fighter-bomber
missions against positions along Mareth Line.
Tenth Air Force. 24 United
States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters bomb and strafe Waingmaw. Direct hits
are scored on warehouse and fuel and ammunition dump.
Fifth Air Force.
United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-25 Mitchell medium bombers hit Japanese
occupied villages in Labu area. B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers, operating
individually, strafe schooner off Matiu Point and bomb Finschhafen airfield.
Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters
and P-38 Lightning fighters join Navy aeroplanes in attack on small vessels off
Vella Lavella Island. Hits are claimed on 2 vessels.
Eleventh Air Force.
6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers, 6 B-25 Mitchell
medium bombers , and 4 P-38 Lightning fighters bomb and strafe Main Camp area.
On return trip, weather aeroplane flies reconnaissance and makes bombing and strafing
run on Attu and nearby barges with negative results. M403
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Edited by Sir John Hamilton
The War Illustrated.
by Sir John Hamilton
2194 Days Of War.
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