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27th October 1943

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Twelfth Air Force. More than 150 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombers and B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb Wiener Neustadt and railroad tracks and installations and bridges at Friedberg and Ebenfurth. Weather severely curtails Northwest African Tactical Bomber Force (NATBF) missions and XII A Support Command operation in support of ground forces. Fighter-bombers attack Gaeta and bomb small vessels on Dalmatian coast at Opuzen.

Fourteenth Air Force. 6 United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers bomb city of Tungling, claim 8 intercepting Zeros shot down.

Fifth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) P-40 fighters and P-39 fighters intercept escorted bomber force dropping supplies over Sattelberg area. The United States fighters claim 12 aeroplanes downed. A-20 Havoc light bombers hit harbour and supply dump area at Gasmata.

Thirteenth Air Force. United States Army Air Force (USAAF) B-24 Liberator heavy bombers pound Kahili and Kara airfields. P-40 fighters over Kahili claim 3 Zeros shot down. P-38 Lightning fighters, P-40 fighters, and P-39 fighters, plus some Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) P-40 fighters and P-39 fighters, cover landing by New Zealand troops on Stirling and Mono Islands. The fighters claim destruction of 12 Japanese dive bombers attacking the landing force and afterwards claim 3 fighters shot down.

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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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